Beaux Jones

General Counsel

Beaux Jones brings extensive experience in the government, non-profit, and private sectors, and an extensive knowledge of coastal and environmental law to the Institute.

Prior to joining the Institute, Jones served as the environmental section chief for the Louisiana Department of Justice, where he represented the State of Louisiana and its agencies in a wide variety of matters ranging from environmental and coastal law to criminal and appellate law. He most recently worked as an environmental and coastal lawyer for the law firm Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in New Orleans.

Jones has extensive experience representing agencies, companies and organizations inside the courtroom and internally. He has argued cases at every level of state and federal court in Louisiana and has worked on several high-profile cases related to the Gulf Coast and Louisiana. He was on the BP spill litigation team with the Louisiana Attorney General.

Jones handles general legal matters for the Institute, such as contracts and immigration law, but is also a key member of the leadership team, merging the Institute’s ongoing work in science, engineering and resiliency with legal policy.

Jones earned his bachelor’s from Davidson College and his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. He is active in a variety of community and environmental causes. He currently serves as vice chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association-Environmental Section and vice chair for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.