Jason Jones is a partner in the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group in Washington. A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Jones represents clients in a wide variety of white collar criminal litigation and government investigations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) matters, internal corporate investigations, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, financial fraud, money laundering, related complex civil litigation, and corporate compliance and governance matters.
Mr. Jones returned to the firm in January 2015 after nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor. Most recently, Mr. Jones served as Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit in the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the investigation and prosecution of companies and their employees for bribing foreign officials around the world. Mr. Jones’s oversight of FCPA matters included grand jury investigations, undercover operations and wiretaps, international collaboration and collection of evidence, negotiation of resolutions, and the selection and appointment of independent monitors. He investigated major corporations, financial institutions and individuals for violating myriad federal laws, including FCPA, securities fraud and insider trading, in locations such as the Middle East, Africa, India, China, South and Central America, and Russia. He was a contributor to the DOJ/SEC joint publication of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
Mr. Jones also served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in 2014, advising and assisting Criminal Division leadership on a wide variety of issues, including white collar law enforcement strategies and policy matters.
Prior to his service in Washington, Mr. Jones was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York for more than six years, most recently serving as Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section. An experienced investigator and proven trial lawyer, Mr. Jones prosecuted scores of individuals for racketeering, murder, international terrorism and terrorism financing, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, tax evasion, securities fraud, and mail and wire fraud. In addition to complex trial litigation, Mr. Jones also briefed and successfully argued more than half a dozen cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Jones has received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Federal Prosecutor Award, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Award for Excellence in Criminal Litigation.
Mr. Jones began his career as an associate at King & Spalding in Atlanta from 2002 to 2005, where he handled a wide range of white collar matters. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Jones was a judicial law clerk for United States District Judge Joseph L. Tauro in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his A.B. in 1998 from Dartmouth College, and his J.D., cum laude, in 2001 from Cornell Law School, where he was Notes Editor of the Cornell Law Review.