Richard A. Jones is senior vice president and general counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He joined the Bank in September 2000.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Jones was regional counsel for the Atlanta region of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which includes Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. In this capacity, he oversaw the provision of legal services pertaining to the examination and supervision of state-chartered, FDIC-insured banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System. Before joining the FDIC, Mr. Jones was a senior regional attorney for five years at the Office of Thrift Supervision, where he played a lead role in numerous enforcement matters and acquisitions of troubled thrifts. He began his legal career as an attorney with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington, D.C., and, after a year, became a senior attorney with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, where he served for five years.
Mr. Jones has a number of current and past affiliations, including: the Atlanta Bar Association, where he served on the Corporate Counsel and Judicial Selection and Tenure Committees; the State Bar of Georgia where he is a member and former chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar Corporate Counsel Section; former member of the Georgia State Law School Board of Visitors; the Operating Board of the Commerce Club; the board of directors and executive committee of Families First Inc.; the Safehouse Outreach, Inc.; Leadership Atlanta; and the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his juris doctor degree from the George Washington University School of Law. He also is a graduate the Advanced Management Program (AMP179) at the Harvard University Business School.