Type: Diversity & Inclusion, Individual Award, News Releases
Reed Smith is pleased to announce that Savoy Magazine has named Reed Smith partner Tyree P. Jones among its list of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” of the year. This comprehensive list features the top partners from leading U.S. law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies.
For its 2015 list, the editors of Savoy Magazine focused, “… on the top lawyers, showcasing visionaries, leaders and advocates … within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.”
Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Jones is a leading litigation partner in Reed Smith’s global Financial Industry Group. He defends some of the nation’s largest banks and other financial services institutions in complex class action and individual litigation involving consumer finance, data privacy, and civil rights matters.
As a successful trial lawyer, Jones 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.
Jones also previously served for many years as the Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Reed Smith. In this role, he helped build and lead a firm-wide effort to develop and implement strategies to ensure inclusive talent development and utilization at Reed Smith. Jones has partnered with clients and colleagues for many years to enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and business world.
The firm’s D&I efforts have earned many accolades with the help of Jones’ leadership. Reed Smith is among the nation’s 19 “2015 Diversity Leaders,” according to Profiles in Diversity Journal. The firm also recently earned another perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and it is a three-time winner of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for the West Region (2005, 2013, and 2014).
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