David F. Jones, Chairman Emeritus of the employee benefits and executive compensation group, represents both public and private corporations, private equity investors, and hedge funds with respect to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, as well as executive compensation and employee welfare benefit matters. Mr. Jones has done extensive work in dealing with the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers. In addition, he assists clients with the integration and redesign of their employee benefit programs following significant acquisitions.
Mr. Jones has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for employee benefits and executive compensation in Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients. In fact, in its 2016 edition, Mr. Jones was recognized as a "very pragmatic and practical" employee benefits and executive compensation expert. In a prior edition, he was noted as “a very diligent and thorough attorney.” He is also listed in The Legal 500 U.S. and The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Jones has lectured on employee benefit matters at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Practising Law Institute, the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Employee Benefits Association, and the Strategic Research Institute.