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Barbara A. Jones

Barbara A. Jones

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Barbara Jones is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Securities practice group and a member of the Global practice group and the Emerging Technologies Team. Barbara maintains a diverse corporate and securities law practice across industry groups, emphasizing complex international and domestic transactions, including private and public financings, IPOs, secondary offerings, PIPEs, alternative exit strategies, dual listings, mergers and acquisitions and licensing transactions. Her work extends to complex regulatory reporting and compliance issues arising in connection with her transactional work and representation of public listed companies. She has regularly served as counsel to leading investment banks, financial institutions and private equity groups, as well as public and private companies in life sciences and biotechnology, information technology, energy (traditional and renewable), mining, defense/security, telecommunications, media, entertainment and sports. Barbara is also active in the representation of Olympic athletes and sports-related organizations.

Barbara practiced U.S. law in London from 1990 through 2003, and headed the international capital markets practice of a major U.S. law firm from 1999-2003 before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts. From 1997-1999, she served as vice president and assistant general counsel and regional counsel for capital markets with J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since returning to the U.S., she has continued to actively represent issuers, private equity groups and investment banks in the European, African and greater Asian markets, including China.

Barbara is the immediate past chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee on International Securities Matters. She is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to cross-border securities matters and alternative financing strategies. Barbara has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A (2005) and The Legal 500 for her work in private equity (2007). She was selected as a New England Super Lawyer in 2011.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past Chair, Subcommittee on International Securities Matters, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, American Bar Association; Chair, 2008-2011
  • Vice-chair, Subcommittee on International Securities Matters, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, American Bar Association, 2005-2008
  • Member, Women’s Leadership Initiative Task Force, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2009 - Present
  • Judge and Mentor, 2011 MassChallenge, Inc.
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, 85 Broads
  • Member, Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sports Legacy Institute, 2010-Present
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2003-2006


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
    • Editor-in-chief, Pepperdine Law Review
  • B.A., with honors, Michigan State University

Admitted to Practice

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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