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Erik Jones

Deputy General Counsel, U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Erik Jones is Deputy General Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where his responsibilities include managing investigations conducted by the Committee. Mr. Jones joined the Senate Commerce Committee, chaired by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, in 2009 to help establish an office of oversight and investigations for the Committee. Under Chairman Rockefeller, the office's mandate is to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in the public sector and harmful practices for consumers in the private sector. Since joining the Committee, Mr. Jones has worked on investigations that have led to several important reforms, including congressional passage of the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act, which outlawed a set of misleading online marketing practices the Committee uncovered. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Jones previously served as a counsel to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the U.S. House of Representatives. He began his legal career in the Washington, D.C., office of DLA Piper LLP. Mr. Jones received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.S. from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.


Biography last updated January 18, 2013