Barbara A. Jones (JD '89) Named National Law Journal Trailblazer 2018
September 12, 2018 | Pepperdine Law alumna Barbara A. Jones (JD '89) has been featured by the National Law Journal is its inaugural listing of Trailblazers in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech. Jones is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, located in Los Angeles.
Via the National Law Journal:
Having previously led a global securities group and conflict minerals task force, Barbara Jones had a talent for bringing structure, process and a disciplined strategic approach to developing new groups. Thriving on the challenges of working through the issues of emerging areas, she discovered that blockchain technology was a natural fit. "I love developing new practice areas of the law, and the blockchain space certainly fulfills all those needs." In early 2017, she agreed to take on the challenge of launching Greenberg Traurig's global Blockchain Task Force in order to leverage the firm's legal experience and centralize and manage its blockchain practice. Now comprised of more than 80 attorneys working across multiple legal disciplines, the task force works in key financial centers in the U.S. and globally. The group covers securities, commodities, financial services, privacy, fintech, litigation and intellectual property. "The task force includes all the different areas implicated when looking at a blockchain platform, the smart contracts critical to its function and the tokens or cryptocurrencies necessary for its operation."
The complete feature may be found here