August 29, 2016

Jenner & Block moved up two places, to number eight, in The National Law Journal’s list of the 50 largest offices in the Midwest region based on headcount.  In the accompanying article focusing on the Chicago market, Jenner & Block is described as among the city’s “top tier of firms” that continue to battle for the most expensive, high-stakes assignments.  The article also observes that Jenner & Block tends to “command the docket for big-ticket litigation in the Daley Center or Dirksen Federal Courthouse.”   Partner Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of the firmwide Corporate Practice, notes that during the first seven months of 2016, the firm hired six new partners in its Corporate Practice in Chicago. “These folks are part of our overall strategy of growing our corporate practice and becoming a destination practice not just in Chicago, but nationally,” Mr. Gromacki tells The National Law Journal.  “Sure, there is more competition [in Chicago].  But I think we continue to capture a very premium, high-end market share.”