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Robert C. Jones brings over three decades of political and legislative experience to his role as co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Federal Government Law & Policy practice. Bob channels his experience in both chambers of Congress and in the Executive Branch to provide counsel and strategic advocacy for clients including U.S. and international businesses, trade associations, not-for-profits, and state and local governments.

When the federal government proposes legislation or regulations that will affect an organization’s operations, plans, goals, or finances, Bob pinpoints the legal and policy issues involved and crafts dynamic strategies to help clients avoid negative effects of government intervention. His knowledge of the legislative process, and the key players who make it happen, make his practice industry agnostic. His successes have come from a wide range of sectors including aerospace & defense, communications, energy, manufacturing, real estate, and transportation.

A former counsel to the Senate Appropriations Committee and appropriations counsel to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Bob brings a true insider’s eye to the federal budget process while also drawing on his experience in Congress and in the private sector to advise clients on developing and implementing legislative strategy or significant legislative proposals.


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



  • 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, 2020-2024
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, “Government Relations – Nationwide,” Band 2, 2009-2023
  • 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


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