Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox

Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox
© Greg Nash

Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has joined law and lobbying firm Arent Fox as counsel after losing his reelection bid in 2020.

Jones joined the firm's government relations, government enforcement and white collar groups. His former aide, Cissy Jackson, also joined the firm as counsel. Jackson previously served as counsel and national security adviser to Jones in the Senate.

The duo is expected to focus on national security, health care and financial services issues.


Jones served in the Senate from 2018 to 2021. He won a special election to replace former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBiden fills immigration court with Trump hires Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox MORE, who resigned from the Senate in 2017 to serve in the Trump administration. Jones lost his reelection to Republican Tommy Tuberville.

Jones was nominated by President Clinton in 1997 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. He formed the Birmingham firm Jones & Hawley, PC in 2013.

Since leaving the Senate, Jones has worked as a political commentator for CNN and was a fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service this spring. He was floated as a possible nominee for attorney general under President BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE.

Another former senator, Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), is at Arent Fox. Dorgan served in the Senate from 1992 to 2011 and has been a senior policy adviser at the firm since then.

“I’m so proud that Senator Doug Jones has chosen to join our firm,” Dorgan said in a statement. “He and his colleague Cissy Jackson will be such a strong addition to our Government Relations practice and great advisors to our clients.”