White Collar Defense & Investigations partner Erin Brown Jones of Latham & Watkins LLP has worked on headline-making matters and built long-lasting compliance relationships with major corporate clients, earning her a spot among the compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.
Erin Brown Jones advises clients on enforcement, compliance, transactional, and litigation matters across a range of regulatory regimes, with a focus on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and US securities laws and regulations. She serves as Co-Deputy Office Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office.
Ms. Brown Jones was recognized in Global Investigations Review’s 2020 “40 Under 40” list recognizing the next generation of outstanding investigations specialists.
Ms. Brown Jones represents clients in both domestic and cross-border investigations, and has experience navigating government-imposed compliance monitor decrees and regulator reporting requirements, advocating in front of government agencies, and engaging with cross-border teams, forensic accountants and experts, and external auditors, Boards, and other stakeholders. Ms. Brown Jones has investigative experience with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), State Department, and Department of Commerce, as well as working with clients facing Congressional investigations. Her experience includes investigations around the world, including field work for major multinational companies in at least 16 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Complementing her government-facing work, Ms. Brown Jones conducts internal investigations for clients across a range of compliance areas, including highly sensitive allegations of harassment, discrimination, hostile workplace, and retaliation.
In addition to her investigations practice, Ms. Brown Jones also works closely with clients across industries – including the manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, aerospace, healthcare, and oil and gas industries – to review and enhance their internal compliance programs to align with US government expectations and industry leading practices, including drafting policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, delivering proactive and insightful training, and advising companies with respect to innovative compliance monitoring and analytics. Ms. Brown Jones also regularly advises clients in connection with cross-border M&A, financing, and capital markets transactions, including pre- and post-acquisition due diligence and counseling.
Prior to her experience at Latham, Ms. Brown Jones held fellowships with the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Office of Force Transformation, and also served in the AmeriCorps program.
Ms. Brown Jones previously was a member of Latham’s Recruiting Committee, and currently serves on the firm’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Review Board and as a member of the ESG Task Force.