December 17, 2019
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Roscoe Jones, Jr. has joined the firm as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. Jones focuses his practice on advising clients on various public policy matters. He also advises clients facing congressional, executive branch, or internal investigations.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Roscoe to Gibson Dunn,” said Michael Bopp, chair of the firm’s Congressional Investigations Subgroup and Public Policy Practice Group. “Roscoe’s extensive Hill and Executive Branch experience will further enhance our Public Policy and Congressional Investigations practices. Roscoe has strong Democratic ties and is deeply respected across the aisle and will help the firm’s clients navigate an increasingly complex policy and investigations landscape.”
Before joining the firm, Jones served for almost a decade in various high-level roles on Capitol Hill, most recently as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, as Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, as Senior Counsel to U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, and as Counsel, and later Senior Counsel, on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for then-Chairman Patrick Leahy.
During his Capitol Hill tenure, Jones advised congressional confirmations, assisted with oversight and investigations of the Department of Justice and White House, and advised on several bills that were enacted into law, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which led to the passage of the First Step Act.
Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Jones served in several roles at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Washington’s Criminal Division, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, and an attorney in the Appellate Section of the DOJ Civil Rights Division. He served as Special Counsel to then-Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas E. Perez, where he helped oversee the Civil Rights Division’s legislative initiatives and directed the Division’s response to congressional investigations.
Before joining the DOJ, Jones clerked for Judge Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Jones received his law degree in 2003 from the University of Virginia Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. He graduated from Stanford University in 2000.