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Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones serves as co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Federal Government Law & Policy Practice. Bob focuses his practice on counseling business, association, and not-for-profit clients on federal funding, legislative, regulatory, and policy matters.

Bob has deep and wide-ranging experience working with clients in a variety of sectors, including consulting, defense, technology, communications, energy, antitrust, trade, manufacturing, health care, engineering and logistics, artificial intelligence, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, retail, sovereign interests, and non-profit.

When the federal government proposes legislation or regulations that will affect an organization’s operations, plans, goals, or finances, Bob pinpoints the legal issues involved and crafts individualized strategies to help clients avoid negative effects of government intervention. With firsthand experience on Capitol Hill and diverse industry relationships, he helps amplify the voices of his clients in the pursuit of their business goals.

Concentrations

  • Legislative and public policy
  • Government ethics and compliance
  • Transportation
  • Energy

Capabilities

Experience

  • Implemented a federal funding strategy for a leading provider of transportation solutions, research, and development initiatives.°
  • Represented a large grocery store chain on a range of legislative and regulatory matters impacting it as a grocer and an employer, including health care, energy, food safety, derivatives reform, and tax and pensions issues.°
  • Assisted a not-for-profit organization in its effort to improve geography teaching, training, and research through the authorization and appropriations process.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Jones prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Appropriations Counsel, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 1988-1990
  • Counsel, Senate Appropriations Committee, 1986-1988

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice, 2020-2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, “Government Relations – Nationwide,” Band 2, 2009-2020
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Tech, Student Affairs Advisory Board, 2008-Present
  • Member, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts & Humanities Advisory Board, 2006-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Mississippi, 1986
  • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
Admissions
  • District of Columbia