Barbara A. Jones
Firm:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone:Array
Address: One International Place
Boston, MA 2110

Membership: Professional & Community Involvement• Board Member, Pepperdine University School of Law, Board of Visitors, 1996-present • Co-chair, The Campaign for Pepperdine • Boston Chapter Executive Council, Ellevate • Member, American Bar Association • M
University: Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude Editor-in-chief, Pepperdine Law Review
Admitted: 1989, California; 2004, Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Biography: Barbara A. Jones coordinates the firm's Global Securities practice group and serves as co-coordinator of the firm's interdisciplinary Conflict Minerals Compliance Initiative. Barbara maintains a diverse corporate and securities law practice across industry groups, emphasizing complex international and domestic transactions, including private and public financings, IPOs, secondary offerings, dual listings, mergers and acquisitions and licensing transactions. Her work extends to complex regulatory reporting and compliance issues arising in connection with her transactional work and representation of publicly listed companies. She regularly serves as counsel to leading investment banks, financial institutions and private equity groups, as well as public and private companies in life sciences and biotechnology, information technology, energy (traditional and renewable), mining, defense and security, telecommunications, media, entertainment and sports. Barbara is also active in the representation of Olympic athletes and sports-related organizations. Barbara practiced U.S. law in London from 1990 through 2003, and headed the international capital markets practice of a major U.S. law firm from 1999 to 2003 before relocating to Boston. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel and Regional Counsel for capital markets with J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since returning to the U.S., she has continued to actively represent issuers, private equity groups and investment banks in the European, African and greater Asian markets, including China.Barbara is a past chair of the ABA's Subcommittee on International Securities Matters. She is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to cross-border securities matters and alternative financing strategies. Areas of Concentration• International corporate finance • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities • Stock exchange listings and compliance • Mergers and acquisitions • Private equity and venture capital • Corporate governance • General corporate matters • Government privatizations Awards & Recognition• Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Top Women of Law, 2015 • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2011-2015 • Massachusetts Women's Edition, 2015 • Recipient, Distinguished Alumna Award, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009 • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Private Equity (PIPEs), 2007 • Listed, Chambers USA, Corporate & M&A, 2005 Associated News & EventsPress Releases10.23.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers 08.25.15 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara A. Jones Wins Two National Titles at 2015 U.S. Rowing Masters' National Championships 08.10.15 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara A. Jones Named to the 2015 ' Top Women of Law' List by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 07.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Ranked a Leading Firm for PIPE Transactions In First Half of 2015 by Sagient Research Systems 04.15.15 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara A. Jones Serves as Host for the 42nd Annual Pepperdine University School of Law Dinner 11.07.14 Greenberg Traurig's Boston Office Hosts Delegation from Portugal Ventures 11.07.14 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Massachusetts Supers Lawyers 10.28.14 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara A. Jones to Speak at “ Doing Business in China” Event Co-Hosted by Massport and AIM 05.30.14 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara A. Jones Presents at Third Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference 11.04.13 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in the 2013 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers Published Articles10.01.15 Get Ready for Conflict Mineral Compliance in the EU 07.19.10 The Ins and (Opting-) Outs of Proxy Access Alerts08.28.15 Uncertainty Continues for the SEC's Conflict Minerals Reporting Regime After D.C. Circuit Confirms First Amendment Violation 05.16.14 Circuit Court Denies Emergency Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule; May 31 Reporting Deadline Remains in Place 05.07.14 Conflict Minerals Rule Update: Emergency Motion Filed For Complete Stay of SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule 04.30.14 SEC Remains Divided Over Conflict Minerals Rules; CorpFin Issues Guidance on Compliance 04.15.14 Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech 10.25.13 Implications of the Elimination of the Restriction on General Solicitation for Cross-Border Equity Offerings Under Rule 144A by Foreign Private Issuers 07.24.13 D.C. District Court Upholds SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules, GAO Report Questions Effectiveness on Humanitarian Efforts 07.11.13 SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Certain Private Securities Transactions; Disqualifies 'Bad Actors' from Rule 506 Offerings 07.08.13 U.S. District Court Vacates SEC Rule on Extractive Industries Disclosure Requirements; Issuers Await Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule 08.30.12 New SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals Pose Significant Challenges for Reporting Companies Articles, Publications, & Lectures• Author, Get Ready for ' Conflict Mineral' Compliance in the EU, AMA Quarterly, Fall 2015 • Author, Uncertainty Continues for the SEC's Conflict Minerals Reporting Regime After D.C. Circuit Confirms First Amendment Violation, GT Alert, August 28, 2015 • Quoted, 5 Ways To Deal With The Next Capital Markets Downturn, Law360, March 30, 2015 (subscription) • Author, SEC Seeks to Harmonize and Update Its Disclosure Regime, Corporate Compliance Insights, March 19, 2015 • Author, No Easy Task: SEC Takes On Its Disclosure Regime, Law360, February 2, 2015 (subscription) • Presenter, The SEC's Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative: January 2015 Update, Association of Corporate Counsel, January 28, 2015 • Panelist, Doing Business in China, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), Boston, MA, October 29, 2014 • Panelist, The Investor's Role in Corporate Citizenship and Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Northeast 2014 Compass Conference, New York, NY, October 9, 2014 • Quoted, Investment in Reverse Mergers Doubled in Second Quarter, The Deal Pipeline, July 21, 2014 (subscription) • Quoted, Conflict Mineral Reporting Becomes a Reality, WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert, May 29, 2014 • Co-Author, Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech; Reporting Obligations Uncertain as Final Outcome Likely to be Months Away, GT Alert, April 15, 2014 • Author, Compliance with the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule, The Corporate Counselor, volume 28, number 3, July 2013 • Author, The Playstation War: Conflict Minerals in Video Games, State of Play Blog, June 17, 2013; and Gamasutra, April 18, 2013 • Author, Sharpen Your Pencils for Conflict Minerals Disclosures, Law360, March 5, 2013 • Author, Conflict Minerals Compliance - Another Cost Challenge for Electronics, Circuits Assembly, February 21, 2013 • Panel Member, Strategies for Growth and Resilience in Uncertain Times: The New Norm for Business, ACG Los Angeles Annual Business Conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2012 • Lead Author, New SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals Pose Significant Challenges for Reporting Companies, GT Alert, August 30, 2012 • Co-Author, What You Need to Know About the New SEC Rule Requiring Additional Reporting by Resource Extraction Issuers, GT Alert, August 29, 2012 • Panel Member, Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2011: Strategies for the Changing Regulatory Environment, Practising Law Institute, 2011 • Panel Member, The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions - Increasing the Role of Compliance, FMA 20th Annual Securities Compliance Seminar, 2011 • Co-Author, The Ins and (Opting-) Outs of Proxy Access, Corporate Board Member, 2010 • Panel Moderator, Strategies for Chinese Companies Seeking Access to the US Capital Markets, ABA Annual Meeting, CLE Program, San Francisco, CA, 2010 • Roundtable Author, Cleantech Investment in Asia, Financier Worldwide, 2010 • Author, Dealmakers Forecast - Life Sciences Outlook, Financier Worldwide, 2009 • Speaker, International Financial Regulatory Reform and the Securities Laws: Where are We Heading, ABA Annual Meeting, CLE Program, Chicago, IL, 2009 • Speaker, Public Companies in a New World: An Examination of Recent SEC Actions Regarding Corporate Governance and Compensation, Thomson Reuters, West Professional Development, 2009 • Author, Breaking the Great Wall to Reach Chinese Biotechs, The Boston Business Journal, 2008 • Co-Author, Effectively Navigating the Fast-Growth Public Company, The Boston Business Journal, 2008 • Moderator, Speaker, Recent SEC Rule Changes Affecting Cross-Border Securities Offerings, ABA Global Business Law Conference, CLE Program, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008 • Author, Reverse Mergers Involving Emerging Market Companies, Financier Worldwide, 2007 • Author, The Sleeping Giant is Awake - Chinese Regulations on Foreign Investment Create New Structuring Challenges, Financier Worldwide, 2007 • Moderator, Speaker, International Developments in PIPES, IQPC PIPES Summit, New York, NY, 2007 • Roundtable, Alternative Public Offerings Roundtable Discussion, Financier Worldwide, 2007 • Roundtable Author, Dealmakers Forecast - Private Equity and Venture Capital, Financier Worldwide, 2007 • Speaker, Conducting Business in China: A Legal and Regulatory Overview, Citizens Bank China Forum, Waltham, MA, 2007 • Speaker, Innovative Exit Strategies for Private Equity Funds, 6th Annual Conference on Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds, FRA LLC, New York, NY, 2007 • Speaker, Managing the IPO Process and the Aftermath, Ernst & Young Asset Management IPO Forum, New York, NY, 2007 • Speaker, Reverse Mergers - Trends and Issues, IQPC PIPES Summit, Miami, FL, 2007 • Author, Business Combinations with Chinese Companies Pose Challenges for Due Diligence and Ongoing Reporting Obligations, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, New York, NY, 2006 • Author, Foreign Registrant 'Roach Motel' on the Verge of Extinction, Financier Worldwide, 2006 • Co-Author, Alphabet Soup: Companies Looking for Alternative Financing Have an Expanding Menu of Alternatives to Choose From, The Deal, 2006 • Interview, TWST Conference on Alternative Exits, Reverse Mergers and SPACS, The Wall Street Transcript, 2006 • Moderator, Speaker, The Weak IPO Market: Alternative Liquidity Strategies, National Venture Capital Association and IBF Conferences, 2006 • Roundtable, Alternative Public Offerings Roundtable Discussion, Financier Worldwide, 2006 • Roundtable, Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Public Offerings, Financier Worldwide, 2006 • Speaker, Tax Strategies & Consequences of Using Alternative Exit Strategies, IIR Private Equity Tax Practices Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2006 • Speaker, Comparative Analysis of Minority Shareholder Rights - Have They Gone Too Far? International Bar Association Annual Conferences, Chicago, IL, 2006 • Speaker, Considerations Under U.S. Securities Laws in Connection With Listings on AIM, The Reverse Merger Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2006 • Speaker, Legal Considerations and Regulatory Developments, TWST Conference on Alternative Exits, Reverse Mergers and SPACS, New York, NY, 2006 • Speaker, Reverse Mergers + PIPES = The New Small Cap IPO, IQPC PIPES Summit, New York, NY, 2006 • Speaker, Tax Strategies and Consequences of Using Alternative Exit Strategies, IIR Private Equity Tax Practices Conference, Boston, MA, 2006 • Author, Allure of the Public Markets Continues to Spawn Premature Reverse Mergers, Financier Worldwide, 2005 • Author, Reverse Mergers Put Under the Microscope, Mass High Tech, 2005 • Moderator, Buyouts, The Executive Forum, 2005 • Moderator, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Center for International Legal Studies, Whistler, Canada, 2005 • Moderator, Speaker, Closing the Gap - Convergence of International Standards: A Critical Review of the EU Prospectus Directive and International Financial Reporting Standards, ABA Section of Business Law, CLE Program, Nashville, TN, Spring 2005 • Speaker, Alternative Exit Strategies Post Sarbanes-Oxley and Methods of Raising Capital for Your Portfolio Companies, The Private Equity Forum, New York, NY, 2005 • Speaker, Recent Securities Laws Developments Affecting the Use of the Internet in Corporate Financing Transactions, Center for International Legal Studies, Boston, MA, 2005 • Author, Including U.S. Shareholders in Share Acquisitions by Non-U.S. Companies, Financier Worldwide, 2004 • Lead Author, Structuring PIPE Transactions in Key European Jurisdictions, The International Lawyer, 2003