Managing Partner: William H Hines
Number of partners: 239 Number of other lawyers: 127
Jones Walker LLP is among the 120 largest law firms in the United States serving local, regional, national, and international business interests with offices located in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Admiralty and maritime; antitrust and trade regulation; appellate litigation; aviation; banking and financial services; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditorsdebtors rights; business and commercial litigation; business and commercial transactions; class action defense; multi-district litigation; commercial lending and finance; construction; corporate and securities; corporate compliance and white collar defense; economic development; employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation; energy; environmental and toxic torts; gaming; government contracts; government relations; healthcare; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management legal services; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; privacy and job security; private equity; products liability; project development and finance; public finance; real estate: land use, development and finance; tax and estates; telecommunications and utilities; venture capital and emerging companies.
Banking, insurance and finance; communications and technology; energy, environmental and mining; healthcare; maritime; media/advertising; manufacturing/ industrial; public and large privately-held companies; public sector; real estate; sports, entertainment and gaming; transportation; wholesale/retail/service industries.
Jones Walker has handled international transactions on five continents, with a concentration in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Jones Walker’s experience includes international construction projects, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international joint ventures and the firm has successfully closed project financings related to large international infrastructure projects, including major development projects, joint ventures, investments and/or asset acquisitions, service agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts throughout the world.
Through its long-term partnering relationship with an international metals and mining company and its subsidiaries, the firm has gained extensive experience representing US-based companies operating in foreign countries. This unique partnering relationship involves the handling of virtually all of the client’s international business matters, providing representation with respect to all major acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, privatization transactions, product sales agreements, drilling and earthworks projects, offshore and onshore engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance contracts, strategic alliance agreements (relative to the outsourcing of facility operations), transportation agreements and other operating agreements relative to its mining and smelting operations.
The firm regularly structures overseas operations in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions to minimize foreign tax liabilities and overall worldwide tax rates, including the use of hybrid financing techniques and foreign entities.
Jones Walker has particular experience in the area of counseling financial services businesses including insurers, banks, mutual funds and producers. The firm represents local and regional banks on transactions, litigation and government affairs and has advised multinational insurance company clients on company formation, foreign regulatory issues with respect to variable life, annuity and health insurance products, foreign laws governing authorization, licensing, marketing practices, agents and brokers and bancassurance, the drafting and interpretation of insurance policies. It has also advised foreign governments in connection with insurance and pension reform legislation.
Jones Walker regularly represents clients in UNCITRAL and ICC arbitrations and has overseen litigation filed with foreign tribunals. The firm regularly advises clients with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Foreign Assets Control Regulations administered by OFAC, the USA Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, US anti-boycott legislation and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Jones Walker also advises international clients on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), US bilateral investment treaties with foreign countries, NAFTA and DR-CAFTA.