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Matt Jones

Matt Jones represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes government enforcement actions, internal investigations, congressional investigations and complex litigation. He is an experienced advocate and counselor who helps clients navigate the most difficult legal and reputational challenges. In recent years, Mr. Jones has represented individuals and corporations in criminal prosecutions and investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) involving allegations of foreign and domestic bribery, economic sanctions violations, money laundering, conflicts of interest and cyberfrauds. He has also represented clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans' Affairs, state Attorneys General, and various congressional committees. During that time, he has also litigated civil, criminal and regulatory matters in federal and state courts.

Before rejoining the firm in 2015, Mr. Jones served for more than five years as counsel and chief of staff to two US Attorneys in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. In that role, he helped to lead the nation's largest US Attorney's Office, where he oversaw the investigation and litigation of a broad range of complex criminal and civil matters. He advised the US Attorney on all significant legal decisions, represented the office in communications with senior DOJ officials, formulated creative solutions to case-specific and policy issues, and worked with defense counsel, political leaders and the media to advance the US Attorney's initiatives. While at the US Attorney's Office, he handled a wide array of cases, including those involving government procurement, healthcare and securities fraud, national security, international corruption, economic sanctions, money laundering, and cybersecurity.

Prior to serving in the DOJ, Mr. Jones worked as an associate in the firm's Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice, where he represented individuals, corporations and nonprofit clients in matters involving US Attorney's Offices, the SEC, Inspectors General, Congress, and private litigants. He also litigated civil cases, including putative class actions and qui tam suits, in federal trial and appellate courts on constitutional, statutory and procedural issues.

Experience

    • Counsel for a Fortune 100 manufacturing firm in an FCPA investigation by SEC and DOJ 
    • Counsel for a government contractor in criminal conflict-of-interest investigation by DOJ and Office of Inspector General
    • Counsel for government official in criminal bribery investigation by DOJ and FBI
    • Counsel for a global social media company in connection with state Attorneys General regulatory investigations
    • Counsel for a national transportation company in successful dismissal of False Claims Act lawsuit
    • Counsel for a for-profit education company in False Claims Act investigation involving DoD and Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    • Counsel for an international businessman in economic sanctions and money laundering prosecution by DOJ 
    • Counsel for a global professional services firm in public integrity investigation conducted by FBI and DOJ 
    • Counsel for IRS Commissioner in successful defense against impeachment effort
    • Counsel for a global social media company in connection with a Senate Commerce Committee inquiry regarding alleged suppression of content
    • Counsel for a financial institution in connection with an investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding dividend tax payments
    • Counsel for several for-profit education companies in response to inquiries from the DoD

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2005

      magna cum laude Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review
    • BA, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Judith W. Rogers, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2005 - 2006

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