Erin Brown Jones

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.3325


Erin Brown Jones is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. She advises clients on enforcement, compliance, and litigation matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), US securities laws and regulations, export control laws and regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and a number of other regulatory regimes.

Ms. Brown Jones has conducted domestic and international internal investigations of companies across a range of industries, and has experience collaborating with forensic auditors, executing government-imposed compliance monitor decrees, and preparing voluntary disclosures, written submissions, and presentations to the cognizant government agencies. Ms. Brown Jones has investigative experience facing the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Department, and Department of Commerce.

In addition to investigations work, Ms. Brown Jones has also worked closely with clients in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, healthcare, and oil and gas industries to review and enhance their internal compliance programs, including drafting internal compliance policies and procedures. Ms. Brown Jones also has experience conducting due diligence and advising clients in connection with cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions from both an anti-corruption and international trade compliance perspective.

Prior to her experience at Latham, Ms. Brown Jones was a summer fellow with the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the Department of Defense’s Office of Force Transformation. Before entering law school, Ms. Brown Jones served as an AmeriCorps member in Austin, Texas.

Ms. Brown Jones previously served as a member of Latham’s Recruiting Committee.

Thought Leadership

  • Lessons for UK Companies From US DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs -  May 03, 2019
  • Second Circuit Reinforces FCPA’s Jurisdictional Limits -  August 29, 2018
  • DOJ Expands and Codifies Policy Incentivizing Corporations to Voluntarily Self-Disclose FCPA Violations -  November 30, 2017
  • CFPB Enforcement Update -  February 04, 2016
  • DOJ Guidance Underscores Importance of Anti-corruption Due Diligence in International M&A Transactions -  January 09, 2015
  • CFPB Enforcement by the Numbers -  December 22, 2014
  • Expanding US Sanctions Against Iran Present Growing Risks and Challenges for US and Non-US Companies -  March 3, 2012
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • JD, Notre Dame Law School, 2010
    magna cum laude
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2006
  • BSFS, Georgetown University, 2005
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Life Sciences
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs
  • Dodd-Frank & The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau