Roscoe Jones, Jr.

Counsel, Gibson Dunn

Roscoe Jones, Jr. is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP where he brings helps clients navigate complex public policy matters and congressional and internal investigations.

Previously, he served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, legislative director to Senator Dianne Feinstein, senior counsel to Senator Cory Booker, and was counsel and later senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for then-Chairman Patrick Leahy.

He served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division as special counsel to then-Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and an attorney in the Appellate Section. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Washington and special assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia.

He received his A.B. in history and political science, with high honors, from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Policy & Law and co-founder of the Law School’s Center for Race & Law. He clerked for Judge Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. (ret.) on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

He is a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School and intermittent lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School. He taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, Georgetown Law Center, George Washington University Law School, University of Washington Law School, and Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. A Stennis Fellow, Wasserstein Fellow, and Murnaghan Fellow, he has been published in the ACS’s Harvard Law & Policy Review. He is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows.