Winner: Jones Day
Jones Day is the winner of the 2005 "Global Law Firm Award - Top Site!" This multilingual website works well on every level. Beginning with the tagline, "Legal Minds. Global Intelligence," to the prominent pull down menu featuring seven foreign languages, this website clearly demonstrates Jones Day's commitment to building a strong global practice. This site even offers separate simplified and traditional Chinese language versions. While other firms have flashier homepages and many offer foreign language pull down menus, the innovative functionality of the Jones Day site combined with its high quality foreign language content make it the winner of our Top Site Award.
Select any language and visitors to the Jones Day site are provided with relevant and timely headline news and other information specific to that language. For prospective and existing clients, visitors will find this website informative and user friendly. For example, if you select a practice area on the German version of the attorney search page, links to German attorneys in that practice area come up just as you would expect, but you also get a list of other Jones Day attorneys in that practice area outside of Germany. So if you are a German general counsel searching for legal representation, you can see that Jones Day has experienced attorneys available to handle your matters in Germany as well as other offices around the world.
Our judges were particularly impressed by the high quality of the translations and the multilingual search engine capabilities of the Jones Day website. When you search the site, you can select your choice of language and can also get results in all languages.
If you want to see state-of-the-art international marketing by a U.S. law firm, the Jones Day website is a good place to start.