Co-Founder, Immediate Past Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director
Nadine Jones graduated from Howard University School of law in 2003. Ms. Jones (then Nadine Jones-Francis) co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief in the case of Grutter v. Bollinger on behalf of Howard Law students. After graduation, she joined Arnold & Porter LLP’s Washington, D.C. office where she practiced in the area of regulatory compliance for nine years. Ms. Jones left the law firm briefly to serve as Counsel on the Antitrust Modernization Commission (“AMC”), a bipartisan commission created by Congress and the White House. Ms. Jones returned to Arnold & Porter after the close of the AMC in 2007, where she took briefed and argued a Fourth Amendment case, Henderson v. State before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and then before the highest court in Maryland, the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Ms. Jones and overturned her client’s conviction on the grounds that the police officers lacked reasonable suspicion to detain him during a traffic stop. Ms. Jones left the firm to join a New Jersey-based multibillion-dollar company as Vice President of Compliance for North America. In her role as Regional Compliance Officer, Ms. Jones understands that to create an effective compliance program, it is critical to understand the industry at issue and the pressure points that can cause people to violate policy before crafting changes to mitigate or even neutralize those pressure points in a collaborative matter with those who work in the field on a day-to-day basis.