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Jenner & Block

Law firm
Firm nameJenner & Block LLP
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
No. of offices4
No. of attorneysapproximately 450
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Key peopleAnton Valukas, Chairman; Susan C. Levy, Managing Partner
Date founded1914
FounderJacob Newman, Conrad Poppenhusen, and Henry Stern
Company TypeLimited liability partnership
SloganWhen it's a matter of importance.

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Jenner & Block is a U.S. law firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Approximately 450 attorneys serve a wide range of clients in corporate litigation, business transactions, and in the public sector. Jerold S. Solovy was the longtime Chair of the firm, but on Sept. 26, 2007, the firm announced that Solovy would step down from that post after 17 years in favor of Anton "Tony" Valukas. The voting partners did not reelect Solovy to the firm's Policy Committee in 2008. Susan C. Levy became Managing Partner on June 30, 2008. Thomas J. Perrelli was the managing partner for the Washington, DC office which was established in 1982.

Founded as a partnership in 1914, the firm has undergone several name changes. During the period from the 1920s to the 1950s, the firm was known as Johnston, Thompson, Raymond & Mayer, led by a leading Chicago trial lawyer, Edward R. Johnston, and a former Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Floyd E. Thompson. Their early successes included defending Preston Tucker's company, Tucker Corp., against corporate financing fraud charges. After Albert E. Jenner became a name partner in 1955, he helped the firm cement its reputation as a pro bono powerhouse (according to the editors of The American Lawyer in 2003) and established Jenner & Block's longstanding relationship representing General Dynamics. Samuel W. Block was made a name partner in 1964, and the firm has been known as "Jenner & Block" ever since.

Among some of the distinguished lawyers who have practiced at Jenner & Block are Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Judge Phillip Tone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and two former U.S. Attorneys for the Northern District of Illinois, Thomas P. Sullivan and Anton Valukas.

Jenner's main offices in Chicago are currently located at 353 North Clark. The main office was previously located at 330 North Wabash until October 2009.

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Jenner & Block attorneys discuss key LGBT cases - Windy City Times Tweet this news
Windy City Times--Representatives from the law firm -Jenner- & -Block- hosted a forum on the state of LGBT equality Oct. 1 at the firm's downtown Chicago ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 18:06:06 GMT+00:00
Jenner & Block hosting LGBT talk - Windy City Times Tweet this news
Windy City Times--The law firm of -Jenner- & -Block-, 353 N. Clark, is hosting "The Current State of LGBT Civil Rights" Friday, Oct. 1, 12-1:30 pm Among the people who will speak ... - Date : Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:22:23 GMT+00:00
Viacom Taps Ted Olson for YouTube Appeal - The Am Law Daily Tweet this news
The Am Law Daily--Paul Smith, chair of the appellate and Supreme Court practice at -Jenner- & -Block-, told us his firm will handle the appeal for Viacom along with Olson and ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:28:37 GMT+00:00
Tishman Speyer Set To Buy Chicago Tower - NASDAQ Tweet this news
NASDAQ--Its other main tenant is law firm -Jenner- & -Block- , which occupies 400000 square feet. A spokesman for Tishman Speyer and an official at broker Jones Lang ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:32:55 GMT+00:00
Commission to probe the independence of auditors - Money Marketing Tweet this news
Money Marketing--Ernst and Young was accused of “professional malpractice” over its auditing of Lehman Brothers in a report by American law firm -Jenner- & -Block-. ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:20:00 GMT+00:00

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Fortune 500
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Archer Daniels Midland * Boeing * Walgreen Company * State Farm Insurance Cos. * Sears Holdings Corporation * Kraft Foods * Caterpillar Inc. * Allstate * Abbott Laboratories * Deere & Company * McDonald's * Motorola * Exelon * UAL Corporation * Illinois Tool Works * Sara Lee Corporation * Baxter International * Navistar International * RR Donnelley * Discover Financial * Aon Corporation * Integrys Energy Group * OfficeMax * W. W. Grainger * Fortune Brands * Smurfit-Stone Container * Telephone and Data Systems * Anixter International * United Stationers * Tenneco * Northern Trust
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Companies listed above, plus: Hospira * Old Republic International * Nalco Holding Company * Corn Products International * Pactiv * Hyatt Hotels Corp. * Country Financial * General Growth Properties * Hewitt Associates * Unitrin Inc * Nicor * CME Group * CF Industries Holdings * Molex * Jones Lang LaSalle * Packaging Corp. of America * Brookdale Senior Living * Equity Residential * Career Education Corporation * AptarGroup * True Value * Gardner Denver * Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
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