Roscoe Jones Jr. has 15 years of experience working in all three branches of the federal government. He currently is a counsel1 in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he helps clients navigate complex public policy matters and difficult crises often involving congressional, executive branch, and internal investigations.
On Capitol Hill, Professor Jones served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, legislative director and acting chief of staff to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, senior counsel to Sen. Cory Booker, where he led the Senator's criminal justice reform work, and was counsel and later senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for then-Chairman Patrick Leahy.
At the U.S. Department of Justice, Professor Jones was an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division and special counsel to then-Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Washington and special assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia.
On the federal judiciary, Professor Jones clerked for The Hon. Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and The Hon. Alexander Williams Jr. (ret.) on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Professor Jones received his AB in history and political science, with high honors, from Stanford University and his JD from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Policy & Law and co-founder of the Law School's Center for Race & Law.
Professor Jones is an adjunct lecturer of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also has taught at Georgetown University Law Center, the George Washington University Law School, the University of Washington Law School, and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. A Stennis Fellow, Wasserstein Fellow, and Murnaghan Fellow, he has been published in the
Harvard Law & Policy Review.
1Admitted to practice in Maryland; not admitted in the District of Columbia. Practicing under the supervision of Principals of the Firm.
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