Russell S. Jones, Jr. serves as chairman of the firm's national Litigation Department. With more than 30 years of practice, he serves industries including telecommunications; software and technology; local and state government; corporate directors and officers; franchises; banks and financial services; utilities; sports licensing; professionals (lawyers and accountants); not-for-profit entities; and product manufacturers.
Mr. Jones handles trials, appeals and alternative dispute-resolution proceedings in the area of business litigation including trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property; class actions; securities; directors and officers liability; business torts; civil rights; communications; and antitrust. He has represented business clients in Missouri and other various state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Unlike many litigators, Mr. Jones tries cases and argues appeals.
Mr. Jones has handled more than three dozen class action cases in the areas of consumer fraud, securities, taxation, contract, local government and antitrust. He has served as lead enforcement counsel for a major sports licensor and has handled trademark, copyright and patent infringement cases for small and large businesses.