Attorney and Long-Time Sports Legacy Institute Board Member Receives Honor
Barbara A. Jones, Corporate & Securities shareholder with international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2015 list of “Top Women of Law.” The prestigious award is given to an elite group of women lawyers who have made important contributions to the legal community through outstanding leadership, vision, passion, and advocacy.
Jones is being recognized for her leadership in complex international legal issues as well as her dedication to advancing the missions of nonprofit legal, business, and community organizations,
Specifically, her use of her legal training and advocacy skills in the community to tackle controversial matters and influence positive social change is significant.
In 2007, Jones facilitated the initial formation of the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the study, treatment, and prevention of concussions, particularly in athletes. Under the passionate leadership of Executive Director Christopher Nowinski, SLI’s work has led to major changes in the prevention and treatment of concussions in athletes at all levels, including changes in “return to play” rules, and the advancement of medical research in the understanding of the causes of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Jones has been a member of the SLI Board of Directors since 2010 and served as President of the Board in 2014.