Jason Jones is a partner at King & Spalding in Washington, DC, working on white-collar matters. He joined the firm in 2015 after nearly 10 years as a federal prosecutor.
Jones joined the Justice Department's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit in February 2012 in a newly created third assistant chief's slot. He had previously been an assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of New York since 2005.
Jones received his BA in 1998 from Dartmouth College, and his law degree, cum laude, in 2001 from Cornell Law School, where he was notes editor of the Cornell Law Review. From 2001 to 2002, Jones was a judicial law clerk for US District Judge Joseph Tauro in Boston, Massachusetts. He then joined as an associate at King & Spalding in Atlanta from 2002 to 2005.
An assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 2005, Jones served as chief of the violent crimes and terrorism section, supervising complex racketeering and international terrorism prosecutions. He was promoted to that position in 2009 under then-section chief Jeffrey Haworth Knox, in whose footsteps Jones has been following.
Knox joined the FCPA unit at Main Justice in 2010, and the next year rose to become principal deputy for the fraud section. In Brooklyn, Jones helped to win a conviction and a life sentence against a man who had sought assistance of international terrorist groups in a plot to explode fuel tanks at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Early in his career in Brooklyn, Jones also prosecuted a US$2.2 billion securities fraud and obstruction of justice case against senior executives of Computer Associates, a Fortune 500 technology company accused of fraudulent accounting practices.
Jones has been the recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in furthering the interests of US national security, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation's Federal Prosecution Award, and the US Attorney's Office Award for Excellence in Criminal Litigation.