Tyree Jones (L'86, Parent'21)

Tyree Jones is a litigation partner in the Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith LLP. His practice focuses on defending banks and other financial services institutions in complex class action and individual litigation involving consumer finance, data privacy, and employment 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.

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 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. He also partners with clients to enhance inclusion in the legal profession—a Reed Smith core value. PAGE 13 GEORGE

Jones will be featured on the What Does it Mean to be a Hoya panel with Tammee Thompson (C'91), Sam Harvey (L'83), Elizabeth Nalunga (F'19), and President John J. DeGioia.