Jones Day has a history of more than 125 years and a culture of client service and professionalism based on explicit shared values. These values include providing pro bono legal services, building diversity in our profession, and supporting outreach efforts around the world.

Jones Day has a long history of, and commitment to, pro bono work, public service, and community involvement in all of our locations around the world. Because of that commitment, pro bono and public service matters undertaken by Jones Day are provided the same level of attention and professional dedication that we provide to matters undertaken on behalf of paying clients.

At Jones Day you’ll see lawyers from diverse backgrounds leading client engagements, practice groups, and offices around the world. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing highly qualified diverse lawyers and have set priorities in entry level recruitment, lateral recruitment, development and retention of minority and female lawyers, and diversity mentoring, training and awareness.

The Jones Day Foundation, established in 1987, is a nonprofit organization funded by Jones Day’s lawyers and staff. The Foundation’s mission is to financially support efforts that include promoting the rule of law in developing countries, fostering innovation in academics, medicine and the arts, improving the living conditions and economic opportunities for people in impoverished settings (particularly children and women), and providing support and comfort to people suffering from natural and other disasters around the world.

Founded in 1893

18 Offices

2500 people in their team

Practice areas
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Real Estate
Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property

Languages spoken

Practice areas


Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Due Diligence
Government Contract
Legal Document
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Venture Capital

Seamless M&A service to meet client needs

In the last five years, Jones Day has advised clients on more than 3,000 transactions collectively valued at $1.5 trillion. With 400 M&A lawyers across 17 countries, we offer a distinctive set of capabilities for complex, global transactions.

  • We understand our clients' businesses and structure transactions to address key business concerns, ensuring seamless delivery across practices and geographies.
  • Clients are guided through significant legal differences between countries in dealmaking—more than half of our lawyers reside outside the United States, and 45 percent of our deals have a cross-border component.
  • Our acting as a strategic partner helps boards of directors navigate complex business decisions, respond to activist shareholders, and evaluate corporate governance practices.
  • Sophisticated, on-the-ground service is offered wherever our clients are located—we have deep M&A resources in major financial and business centers.


  • Corporate Governance
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Shareholder Activism

The American Lawyer's 2018 Litigation Department of the Year offers experienced trial lawyers serving clients in business and government disputes, torts, and civil litigation, from counseling through trial and appeal.

  • Clients benefit from lawyers with "bet-the-company" experience who have taken more than 100 cases to trial in the last three years.
  • Clients gain the advantage of embedded Issues & Appeals lawyers in trial teams to address legal issues and thought leadership at all stages.
  • Jones Day continually represents major companies and organizations in multidistrict litigation, coordinated state proceedings, product liability cases, and class actions.
  • Our lawyers offer clients significant experience in many industries, including automotive, aviation, energy, intellectual property, tobacco, pharmaceutical, and medical devices.
  • Clients are provided a team of lawyers based on who best meet their needs rather than where the lawyers are located.


  • Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud & Economic Loss Litigation
  • Federal & State False Claims Defense
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

Creative solutions to challenging tax issues

We help clients resolve the most complex issues arising from their transactions, controversies, and regular business operations. Our tax lawyers offer them deep knowledge, sound practical judgment, and the highest ethical standards.

  • Clients are offered global integrated tax solutions from our lawyers across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Asia-Pacific.
  • We help clients deal with legislative and regulatory changes by raising their concerns with government officials, fighting to invalidate regulations in court, and providing timely updates to our clients in plain language.
  • We handle client tax controversy matters from audit to appeals—and in court, if necessary. Our nationally recognized tax litigators use decades of experience in tax court, district court, and state and local courts throughout the United States.
  • Our lawyers offer deep knowledge in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries, and they work with clients to design and implement comprehensive globally efficient structures.


  • Banking & Finance Tax
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Tax
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Tax
  • Private Equity & Fund Formation
  • Real Estate Tax
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax Credits & Incentives
  • Tax Planning & International Tax

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection

Defending against cybersecurity and data risks

As global concerns about cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy expand, our lawyers remain at the forefront of technology innovation, helping clients understand and mitigate risks to ensure that their business is responsive, compliant, and protected.

  • Clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity breaches, data loss response, disputes and litigation alleging data breaches or privacy law violations, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and cyber insurance.
  • Clients receive counsel on compliance obligations and their implications in corporate transactions, governance and risk management, and cross-border data transfers.
  • Jones Day lawyers offer experience across sectors, including emerging technologies, health care, financial services, retail, communications, manufacturing, and transportation.
  • Clients work closely with lawyers on issues related to critical infrastructure, workplace and employee privacy, consumer and telemarketing laws, big data, ecommerce, and the internet of things (IoT).


  • Breach Preparedness
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Cybersecurity Governance
  • Data Breach Response
  • Data Transfers
  • Government Investigations
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity Compliance
  • Technology & Data Transactions

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning

Advice from capital formation to asset realization

Clients are served by the global footprint of our diverse Real Estate Practice. Our lawyers collaborate through multidisciplinary and cross-border teams to achieve client goals in complicated situations in all sectors of the real estate industry.

  • Clients include prominent investment banks, real estate funds, institutional investors, lenders, Fortune 500 and FT 500 companies, public and private real estate and property companies, retailers, and hotel and hospitality companies.
  • Our lawyers provide our clients comprehensive solutions by collaborating with colleagues in the environmental, tax, finance, corporate, and dispute resolution fields.
  • We recognize the importance of the speed of meeting client deadlines without compromising quality. Clients appreciate our excellent track record of completing assignments on budget and schedule.
  • Jones Day has achieved a top ranking among global law firms in Bloomberg's real estate M&A league tables by number of deals every year since 2003.


  • Corporate Real Estate Services
  • Cross-Border Real Estate Investments
  • Distressed Investments
  • Infrastructure Privatization and P3s
  • Multifamily & PRS
  • Public & Private Property Companies
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Fund Services
  • Real Estate Lending
  • REITs
  • Tax Credits & Incentives

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Labor Law
Wage & Hour
Whistleblower & Qui Tam

Leading employers rely on the sophisticated representation provided by Jones Day’s top-ranked Labor & Employment Practice of 130 lawyers worldwide.

  • Our lawyers have secured groundbreaking victories for clients in employment discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, and restrictive covenant cases in federal and state courts.
  • We provide sophisticated and creative counsel on a full spectrum of labor and employment issues including investigations, reductions in force, disciplinary actions, employment practices, severance agreements, and complex COVID-19 related issues.
  • Our lawyers have secured outstanding results for clients in high-profile labor relations matters including collective bargaining, arbitrations, unfair labor practice cases, strikes/ picketing disputes, interest arbitrations, corporate campaigns, and representation proceedings.
  • We have successfully challenged government overreach that threatens our clients' business models.
  • Multinational clients benefit from our lawyers' seamless partnership with the Firm's M&A and Business Restructuring & Reorganization practices on corporate transactions and business transformations across jurisdictions.


  • Class Action Employment Litigation
  • Collective Bargaining & Enforcement
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employment & Corporate Transactions
  • International Labor & Employment
  • Mass Arbitrations
  • NLRB Proceedings & Appeals
  • Noncompetition, Confidentiality & Raiding
  • Railway Labor Act
  • Single & Multiple Plaintiff Employment Litigation
  • Wage-Hour Litigation & Counseling
  • Whistleblower Investigations and Proceedings

Intellectual Property


We litigate, create, and exploit IP assets globally

Jones Day, one of few global firms with a full-service Intellectual Property Practice, offers more than 220 professionals who leverage courtroom skills, strategic business acumen, and technology prowess to win cases, build IP portfolios, and craft innovative solutions for your IP issues.

  • We relentlessly pursue our clients' business interests in litigation by teaming our most experienced trial lawyers with our scientifically trained patent lawyers and our leading appellate advocates.
  • Partnering with clients, we provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • We have achieved for our clients, trial wins at the ITC with multibillion-dollar stakes (Reynolds, SK Innovation); several billion-dollar jury verdicts, including the top verdict in a patent case (Juno, Idenix); significant arbitration wins (REGENXBIO); and key successes at the Federal Circuit (Google, J&J, Merck, Takeda, PI Advanced Materials, and U.S. Bank) and the Supreme Court (SAS).
  • Clients turn to our One Firm Worldwide approach to litigate complex, multijurisdictional patent disputes across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.
  • Applying litigation-tested methods, we develop high-value patent portfolios for some of the world's largest life sciences and technology companies.


  • Copyright Litigation
  • Federal Circuit Appeals & Supreme Court Petitions
  • Hatch-Waxman, Pharma & Biosimilars Litigation
  • Inter Partes Review & Post-Grant Review Before the PTAB
  • ITC Section 337 Litigation
  • Licensing & Technology Transactions
  • Oppositions, Nullity and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Patent & Trademark Due Diligence and Valuation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Counseling
  • Trade Secret Litigation & Counseling
  • Trademarks, Design Patents & False Advertising Litigation

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