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William Tazewell Jones



Tazewell Jones is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Jones represents public companies in complex commercial litigation, particularly securities litigation, as well as other forms of federal litigation, including government investigations and regulatory disputes. His practice also includes securing client victories before the United States Supreme Court and representing, on a pro bono basis, internationally recognized legal aid organizations.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Jones advised publicly traded companies and industry organizations on media, political, and public communications strategies as vice president and chief of staff for several communications agencies in Washington, D.C. After graduating from law school, Mr. Jones clerked for Chief Judge Pamela Reeves and Chief Judge Travis McDonough of the Eastern District of Tennessee and Judge Daniel Crabtree in the District of Kansas.

While in law school, he served on the editorial board for the Virginia Journal of International Law, as a senator and director of programming for the Student Bar Association, and in multiple executive positions for the Innocence Project at the UVA School of Law and Lambda Law Alliance. Mr. Jones was a former summer associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and an intern for the Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, Virginia. Outside of his work with the firm, Mr. Jones maintains an active role in promoting legal aid services, particularly as a director for JusticeAid, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit organization.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2020
  • BA in Political Science, American University, 2010
    cum laude