BOSTON — Jan. 26, 2017 — Barbara A. Jones, Corporate & Securities shareholder with global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, was a panelist at the 2017 PLI Women Lawyers in Leadership Conference, Jan.25 in New York. Her panel, “Women Lawyers Breaking into the Boardroom: It’s Time,” addressed:
- Why women lawyers are good candidates for board positions;
- Constituent roles in promoting board diversity: CEOs, GC/CLOs, nominating/governance committees, and institutional investors;
- The experiences of other countries for diversity in the board room and how they can be applied to the U.S. experience; and
- Key director attributes in profit and non-profit companies, and how women lawyers can position themselves for board positions.
Jones, listed as a 2015 “Top Women in Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 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, 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 companies. She regularly counsels public and private company boards of directors in the course of her practice and serves on three non-profit boards. Jones, who is an Executive Council member of Ellevate Boston, is also active in the representation of female Olympic and National Team athletes and sports-related organizations.