AUSTIN, TX—Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, today announced that legal marketing veteran Iris Jones has joined the firm as its Chief Marketing & Client Development Officer. Jones will be based in Akerman’s Austin office.
Jones has a longtime career in legal marketing and in the practice of law in both the public and private sectors. She has led law firm strategic growth, business development, and marketing efforts among Am Law 100 firms in Washington, D.C. and New York. She has been responsible for innovative and proactive global business development and marketing efforts, and created world class business development and marketing department models for a number of Am Law firms. Before joining Akerman, Jones served as a Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer for McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and previously practiced law in Texas. Jones gained extensive litigation and appellate experience having served as an assistant attorney general of Texas and director of the City of Austin’s Law Department. In 2020, she was inducted as a fellow into the College of Law Practice Management.