Jenner & Block

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Jenner & Block LLP
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Headquarters 353 North Clark
Chicago, Illinois
No. of offices 4
No. of attorneys approximately 450
Major practice areas General practice
Key people Anton R. Valukas, Chairman;[1] Terrence J. Truax, Managing Partner
Revenue $357.5M (2013)
Date founded 1914
Founder Jacob Newman, Conrad Poppenhusen, and Henry Stern[2]
Company type Limited liability partnership
Slogan When it's a matter of importance.
Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block is a U.S. law firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC, active in corporate litigation, business transactions, and in the public sector. In 2005, the firm received the "Legal Service Award" of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for its work with death row inmates, and in 2006 it was named one of the top five litigation departments in the United States by the magazine The American Lawyer.[3] In 2012, it was listed as one of the 20 most elite law firms by the magazine, with inclusion on its A-List for revenue generation, pro-bono commitment, associate satisfaction and diversity representation.[4] The firm was also named in 2012 in the Chambers USA Award for Excellence as the top law firm for media and entertainment litigation.


The firm was founded in Chicago 1914 as Newman, Poppenhusen & Stern. Since its founding, it has had 10 names. Name Partner Albert E. Jenner established Jenner & Block's longstanding relationship representing General Dynamics in the 1950s. The name of the firm was changed to Raymond Mayer Jenner & Block in 1964 after Samuel W. Block became a name partner. In 1969, it was shortened to its present title.


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