Jones Walker ( is among the largest 120 law firms in the United States. With offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas, we serve local, regional, national, and international business interests. The firm provides legal services to major multinational, public, and private companies and individuals doing business in the United States and abroad.

Since 2012, The BTI Consulting Group has named Jones Walker to its Client Service A-Team, which identifies the top client service firms in the nation. The firm has previously been named to both the A-Team and BTI's Client Service 30, a list of top 30 firms in the country for dedication to client service. Clients have recognized Jones Walker for consistent excellence in areas such as client focus, anticipating the client's needs, and understanding the client's business. Corporate Counsel magazine has named the firm a "Go-To Law Firm® of the World's Leading Companies" and a "Go-To Law Firm® of Leading Financial Services Companies," selections based on American Lawyer Media (ALM) national surveys of the General Counsel of Fortune 500® companies and leading financial services companies.

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Managing Partner
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
William M. Backstrom
Practice Group Leader, Tax
R. Scott Jenkins
Practice Group Leader, Maritime
R. Patrick Vance
Practice Group Leader, Litigation
Sidney F. Lewis, V
Practice Group Leader, Labor & Employment
Dennis W. Miller
Practice Group Leader Co-Leader, Government Relations
Kevin O. Ainsworth
Practice Group Co-Leader, Government Relations
J. Marshall Page, III
Practice Group Co-Leader, Corporate
Curtis R. Hearn
Practice Group Co-Leader, Corporate

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  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Economic Development Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Maritime
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Press and Publicity: How Television and Social Media Impact Legal Careers

by Justin Smulison

In recent years, with social media giving minute by minute reporting, many lawyers are finding themselves thrust into a spotlight they never planned for. How are lawyers grappling with unexpected stardom, media coverage and merciless influencers?

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Texas' Best Lawyers 2022

by Best Lawyers

Our Texas' Best Lawyers 2022 publication features top-ranked legal talent in Texas.


A Trial Icon Joins a Legal Powerhouse

by John Fields

Dan Cogdell on moving his renowned criminal defense practice to Jones Walker LLP.


USA v. Moss Limits Regulatory Jurisdiction on the OCS

by Grady S. Hurley

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has primary regulatory jurisdiction over OCS oil and gas operations. Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2011, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was created to issue leases and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) established to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve national resources.

USA v. Moss

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