Tyree P. Jones

Tyree P. Jones, Jr.


Tyree is a litigation partner in the Financial Industry Group. His practice focuses on defending banks and other financial services institutions in complex class action and individual litigation involving consumer finance, data privacy and civil rights matters. He helped lead a team that defeated class certification in a nationwide MDL proceeding alleging disparate impact discrimination and seeking more than $1 billion against one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. He also has successfully counseled financial institution clients through regulatory investigations by the OCC, OTS, HUD and the CFPB, and regularly advises on compliance with state and federal fair lending laws. As a successful trial lawyer, Tyree is regularly tapped by clients to serve as lead trial counsel in high-stakes matters, where he has obtained favorable jury and bench trial verdicts in matters alleging employment discrimination, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and wage and hour violations.

Tyree is also the former Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, having led a firm-wide effort to develop and implement strategies to ensure inclusive talent development and utilization at Reed Smith, and he partners with clients to enhance inclusion in the legal profession – a Reed Smith core value.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
    • Former Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion
  • 1993-2003 - Interactive Law Group
  • 1990-1993 – Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
  • 1986-1990 – Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon

Honors & Awards

Tyree was awarded Georgetown University's Paul R. Dean Alumni Award.  The university award, the highest bestowed by the law center, is given to Georgetown University Law Center alumni for their distinguished service to both the Law Center and the profession.

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgetown University African American Advisory Board, Chair
  • Georgetown University Law Center Strategic Planning Council
  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Committee for Court Excellence
  • Wiley Manuel Law Foundation