Yesterday we declared ourselves “all Jenner-ed out.” But based on the comments and emails we’ve received, it seems people are still interested in hearing about Jenner & Block.
We have a little more to offer you. A second source confirms what we previously reported:
Your post about yesterday’s meeting was accurate. [Managing partner Gregory Gallopoulos] went through 3 areas: (1) associate compensation (expect a raise announcement later this week), (2) financial health of the firm (doing great, regardless of the temporary slowdown in litigation), and (3) the partner de-equitizations (no further waves of de-equitizations are expected).
And we’re pleased to report that rumors of an Above the Law shout-out are apparently true:
Greg mentioned that since so many people have sent him links to ATL, he’s become somewhat of an ATL aficionado.
For those of you who are still interested — maybe there are a handful of you — there’s a little more after the jump.
With respect to the allegation that Jenner’s litigation department is so slow that the summer associates have no work to do, this may be nothing new. From a tipster:
Even a few years ago, when I was a summer associate at Jenner’s D.C. office, they had practically no (paying) work for us to do — almost all the summers were put on pro bono projects. In other words, I suspect this has been a problem for some time.
Ironically for Jenner-D.C.’s then-image as a sexy appellate/constitutional shop, the busiest practice areas in the office were the least glamorous — particularly government contracts and telecommunications (read: suing downloaders). But you can’t give work like that to highfalutin’ summers from Harvard and Yale, at least not if you want them to come back.
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Jenner & Block (scroll down)