Chris Jones has more than 25 years of experience as corporate counsel to several prominent companies, and an extensive background in providing tactical and strategic advice to executive management and Boards of Directors. Prior to Schwazze, Chris served as the SVP, Legal and Corporate Secretary of Long Play, Inc. and its affiliated companies for 7 years where she managed all of the company’s legal affairs, including regulatory compliance, securities, licensing, litigation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, risk management and intellectual property. Prior to joining Long Play, Chris delivered general counsel services to domestic and global companies of varying size.
She also served as General Counsel of Jeppesen, which provides aeronautical navigational information, operations planning tools, flight planning products and software. Among her achievements at Jeppesen, Chris was instrumental in settling several high-profile product liability cases and selling the company to Boeing for $1.5 billion. Chris also served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to TTech Holding and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Archstone-Smith where she managed both company’s litigation and employment. She received a BA from the University of Virginia in 1986 and a JD from Washington College of Law at American University in 1991.