Nadine Jones

Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Kuehne+Nagel

Nadine Jones graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2003. Professor 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. She 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. She returned to Arnold & Porter after the close of the AMC in 2007, briefing and arguing 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 Professor Jones and overturned her client’s conviction on the grounds that the police officers lacked reasonable suspicion to detain him during a traffic stop.

Professor 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, she 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.

There is no question that creating a policy, or even legislation, is important. But only after engaging with various stakeholders at the ground level, understanding how things are currently done and why they are done that way, and then proposing changes that can be executed with the buy-in of the critical stakeholders involved can change be effected. Without these additional steps, including continuous training on these new policies or procedures, a policy is little more than words on a page. Ms. Jones understands this and has the experience needed to get things done, at the ground level.

Ms. Jones currently resides in New Jersey with her 9-year old son. She enjoys sketching and is active in her local church.

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