Matt Jones represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes government enforcement actions, internal 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 prosecutions and investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) involving allegations of bribery, sanctions violations, money laundering, insider trading, conflicts of interest, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and cybersecurity.  He has also represented clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), state Attorneys General, and various congressional committees. During that time, he has also litigated civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts.

Mr. Jones has an active practice representing government contractors and participants in federal benefit programs, including healthcare and educational institutions, in False Claims Act investigations and litigation.  He advises government contractors on their disclosure obligations, as well how to navigate the investigations that often follow.  Mr. Jones also has deep experience representing manufacturers, technology companies, and other corporations in consumer protection and privacy investigations by state and federal authorities.

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. 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 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.


    • Represented multiple defense contractors in False Claims Act investigations arising from DOJ’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative
    • Represented a global technology conglomerate in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resolution with DOJ and SEC
    • Represented a bank General Counsel in Department of Justice and Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) investigations
    • Represented a global social media company in connection with state attorneys general and congressional investigations regarding consumer privacy
    • Represented an entertainment executive in state criminal investigation and complex civil litigation
    • Represented a government contractor in multiple mandatory and voluntary disclosures to DOD involving trade issues
    • Represented lenders to public electric vehicle company in parallel criminal and SEC investigations into securities fraud
    • Represented a government contractor in criminal conflict-of-interest investigation by DOJ and Office of Inspector General 
    • Represented a national transportation company in successful dismissal of False Claims Act lawsuit 
    • Represented several for-profit education companies, including in False Claims Act investigations and regulatory inquiries involving DOD and Departments of Education and Veterans’ Affairs 
    • Represented an international businessman in economic sanctions and money laundering prosecution by DOJ
    • Represented a global professional services firm in a public integrity investigation conducted by FBI and DOJ
    • Represented the IRS Commissioner in successful defense against impeachment effort 
    • Represented a global social media company in connection with a Senate Commerce Committee inquiry regarding alleged suppression of content
    • Represented a financial institution in connection with an investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding dividend tax payments
    • Represented several for-profit education companies in response to inquiries from the DOD

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  • 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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