LOS ANGELES — Aug. 29, 2017 — Moving nearer to her growing roster of west coast-based life science and technology clients, Greenberg Traurig Corporate Shareholder Barbara A. Jones will join the firm’s Los Angeles office on September 1. Jones joined the global firm’s Boston office in 2010.
"With many of my clients headquartered in the LA area, this move is a win for all involved. Greenberg Traurig’s footprint in the US offers me the flexibility to run my practice in a way that best benefits the needs of my clients. I look forward to working more closely with clients on the west coast, and continuing to grow my corporate transactional, M&A and securities practices,” Jones said.
Jones coordinates the firm’s Global Securities practice group and serves on the firm's Blockchain Task Force. She is also co-coordinator of the firm’s interdisciplinary Conflict Minerals Compliance Initiative.
"Barbara’s emphasis on client service and extensive corporate and securities experience will further enhance our robust practice in California and, in particular, in the continued growth of our Los Angeles corporate practice. We welcome the opportunity to work with her,” said Mark J. Kelson, chair of the Los Angeles Corporate Practice.
Jones maintains a diverse corporate and securities law practice across industry groups, emphasizing complex international and domestic transactions, including blockchain/cryptocurrency transactions, private and public financings (including ICOs), dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic collaborations and joint ventures, and licensing transactions. Her practice includes serving as a trusted advisor to public and private company boards of directors on governance and complex regulatory reporting and compliance issues.
Jones’ clients include financial institutions, private equity and venture capital groups, and companies in blockchain, life sciences and biotechnology, information technology, energy (traditional and renewable), mining, defense and security, telecommunications, media, entertainment and sports. She is also active in the representation of Olympic athletes and sports-related organizations.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group
Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from startups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions. The group’s attorneys work closely with clients, providing innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their objectives – from discovery through commercialization and product marketing.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Group is a multidisciplinary legal team focused on guiding investors and emerging technology companies through all the stages of development, from initial business formation through angel or venture capital financing to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Drawing on the firm’s broad platform, the group offers clients a streamlined approach to meeting their diverse legal needs – a single team that can scale up its services as clients’ businesses grow. The attorneys regularly advise clients on a host of pressing legal issues, from IP protection and software/IT matters through labor and employment, compensation, and tax issues.
About Greenberg Traurig's Corporate & Securities Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice comprises more than 400 lawyers who advise public and privately held companies and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles Office
Greenberg Traurig's multidisciplinary team of lawyers in Los Angeles has the experience and relationships required to meet the increasingly complex legal needs of global corporations, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and artists. Attorneys provide litigation, corporate and securities, media and entertainment, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, and bankruptcy services to our clients.
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