Analysis

In BigLaw's War For High Court Clerks, Jones Day Is Winning

By Aebra Coe (February 20, 2020, 9:24 PM EST) -- Jones Day has hired 21 U.S. Supreme Court clerks in the last three years, coming in well ahead of peers as a handful of BigLaw firms compete in an "arms race" replete with $400,000 signing bonuses for talent with intimate insight into the justices, sources say.

Jones Day announced this week that it had hired five clerks from the October 2018 Supreme Court term, following up last year's announcement that it had hired 11 clerks, or nearly a third of all those that clerked during the October 2017 term.

Among the other law firms that have hired clerks from last term are Kirkland & Ellis...

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