NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP, a leading law and government relations firm, is pleased to announce that the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, a partner in the firm’s white collar defense practice, will serve on the board of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors (IAICM).
Judge Jones, a distinguished and highly respected lawyer, served as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for 17 years. She presided over cases relating to accounting and securities fraud, antitrust, fraud and corruption involving city contracts and federal loan programs, labor racketeering and terrorism. She also spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor and prior to her nomination to the bench, served as the chief assistant to Robert M. Morgenthau, former District Attorney of New York County. In November 2016, the Federal Bar Council presented Judge Jones with the prestigious Emory Buckner Medal for Outstanding Service, which recognizes outstanding public service.
Since entering private practice, Judge Jones has devoted her practice to a number of independent reviews of investigations and corporate transactions. In late 2016, she was appointed to serve as the Independent Review Officer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union (IBT), the largest union in the United States. In her role, Judge Jones acts as an independent adjudicator over IBT disciplinary decisions. Judge Jones has also been appointed as independent compliance officer to review and evaluate Charter Communications’ compliance with the conditions the Federal Communications Commission placed on Charter when it granted approval for the transfer of licenses in connection with the acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Bright House Networks.
Bracewell’s White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations, and Regulatory Enforcement team represents corporate and individual clients in the face of a criminal, civil or regulatory investigation or prosecution. The team helps to develop, review and audit corporate compliance programs to minimize the risk of violations of laws or regulations and, if subject to a government investigation, to reduce the likelihood of prosecution. The substantive matters the team handles are broad and include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; environmental crimes; broker-dealer violations, accounting and financial fraud; government contracts and false claims act/qui tam matters; healthcare fraud; tax issues; and antitrust issues.
IAICM is an organization of professionals dedicated to educating the public on the topic of independent corporate monitors and advancing the use and quality of service of those individuals serving or seeking to serve as monitors. For more information, please visit IAICM.