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EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS
With more than 32 years of experience, Mr. Jones has counseled clients on a variety of matters before state agencies and the Texas Attorney General’s office and on legislative matters.
Our experience in public law includes three years as General Counsel to the Office of the Governor of Texas for Gov. Rick Perry. We had primary responsibility for all legal matters in the Governor’s office, including economic development initiatives, contract negotiations with the state, legislative approval and recommendation, policy review, and the monitoring of settlements and litigation involving the state. We have extensive experience advising and working with high-level elected state officials and their staffs.
Since leaving the Governor’s office in 2003 and entering private practice, we have represented numerous clients in the public law arena, including oil and gas companies before the Texas Railroad Commission, landowners before the Texas Public Utility Commission, various clients before the Texas Office of the Attorney General, and several clients before the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Transportation and other state agencies. We have also represented a coalition of clients before the Texas Comptroller’s Office on a tax-related regulatory matter. Further, we have represented clients on licensing and lease issues before the Texas General Land Office.
We have represented a large national third-party administrator for a healthcare entity before the United States Department of Health and Human Services. We also have represented clients in matters at the U.S. Department of Energy including a nuclear power plant.
Mr. Jones has been recognized since the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in government relations.
WE ARE REPRESENTING OR HAVE In the past represented the following types of organizations in state and federal agency related or legislative matters
- phone card providers
- large gaming service providers
- food supplement companies
- financial service companies
- international insurance companies
- commercial real estate developers
- large commercial banks
- large drug store chains
- adoption and foster care providers
- large oil and gas exploration companies
- telecommunication providers
- Healthcare Third Party Administrators
- Nuclear Power plants
- Ammonia Chemical Plant
BEYOND THE LAW
Mr. Jones is Chairman Emeritus of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, where he served as a Regent for eight years. He also formerly served as a governor-appointed Commissioner on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission.
Mr. Jones earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1985 and his B.B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1981. He has served on the Texas A&M University Former Students Association board and the Baylor Law School Alumni Association board. Mr. Jones further served as Texas Young Lawyers Association president and served on the Texas State Bar executive board. He also served on the Federal Judicial Selection Committee, which is an appointment by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for the purpose of selecting federal district judges and United States attorneys in Texas. Mr. Jones founded and was President of the Texas African American History Memorial Foundation which erected the first and only African American memorial on the State Capitol Grounds.