Leading Litigator Michael Jones Joins Holland & Knight in Boston
BOSTON (September 1, 2022) – Holland & Knight has strengthened its national Litigation Section with the addition of partner Michael Jones in Boston. Mr. Jones was previously a partner at Goodwin Procter, where he practiced in the firm's Boston and Silicon Valley offices.
Mr. Jones focuses his litigation practice on representing public and private technology, life sciences and healthcare companies in class action and derivative litigation; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and other government, regulatory and internal investigations; fiduciary duty claims, corporate governance matters and shareholder disputes; public mergers and acquisitions (M&A) litigation and post-closing disputes; and other high-stakes commercial disputes. He also conducts internal corporate investigations for audit committees and other board committees in financial accounting and corporate governance-related matters, including whistleblower matters under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Jones also represents clients in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) inquiries and in regulatory proceedings brought by the SEC and others concerning possible accounting irregularities, corporate disclosures and insider trading, among other matters.
"Mike is a brilliant lawyer and advocate whose skills and geographic versatility will benefit our technology, life sciences and private equity clients from coast to coast," said Jeremy Sternberg, the leader of Holland & Knight's Boston Litigation Group. "Many of us have known and worked with Mike for years, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our firm."
In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 United States, Mr. Jones is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" in M&A Litigation: Defense. He frequently writes and speaks on legal issues and developments related to securities and class action litigation, public company disclosure and corporate governance issues, M&A and SEC enforcement.
"Holland & Knight is highly regarded for its deep bench of talented and hardworking individuals, and I am excited to join a firm with nationwide resources across a broad spectrum of practices and industries," Mr. Jones said. "I look forward to leveraging the firm's platform to continue providing excellent service to my clients and growing the firm's client base on both coasts and points in between."
Mr. Jones received a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Boston University. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and California.