Texas Tech University

Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones Featured Speaker for 13th Annual Distinguished Huffman Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

February 8, 2022

Doug Jones, former U.S. senator and U.S. attorney, will speak to students this week.

WHAT: Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts Doug Jones as part of its Huffman Lecture Series.

Doug Jones
Doug Jones

WHEN: Noon Friday (Feb. 11)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.

EVENT: Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones will be the featured speaker at the Texas Tech Law Review 13th Annual Distinguished Huffman Lecture Series. 

Jones, counsel with Arent Fox law firm in Washington, D.C., supports clients in the national security, government enforcement and white collar, government relations and investigations sectors.

Before joining Arent Fox, Jones served as a U.S. senator from Alabama. As a member of the Banking and Housing Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; and the Committee on Aging, he quickly built a reputation as a well-regarded and effective legislator. He passed more than two dozen bipartisan bills into law in just three years. He also was one of the principal architects of the anti-money laundering legislation passed by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020.

Jones began his career in 1979 as staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Howell Heflin (D-Ala.). Following his time in Washington, Jones served as an assistant U.S attorney from 1980-1984. He left government service in 1984 and was in private practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama, until former President Bill Clinton nominated him to the position of U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. He served as U.S. attorney until June 2001.

Between his time as U.S. attorney and his election to the Senate, Jones was in private practice, handling white collar, False Claims Act and security fraud class actions. He has represented multinational corporations, small businesses and individuals in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation.  

Texas Tech Law Review initiated the Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series in 2010 to honor Walter B. Huffman, dean emeritus of the School of Law, past editor-in-chief of the Texas Tech Law Review and a retired major general of the U.S. Army.

Those attending the live lecture are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details.

CONTACT: Ashley Langdon
Assistant dean of alumni relations and communications, School of Law
(806) 834-7533