Melissa Jones Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s 2020 ‘Women Who Mean Business’

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Sacramento, CA — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that Firm Managing Partner Melissa A. Jones has been selected by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of its 2020 “Women Who Mean Business.” The 17 honorees are business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are making a difference in the Sacramento region through their business-focused initiatives, professional accomplishments and contributions to their communities.

Jones, one of the youngest partners to lead an AmLaw 200 firm, took over the managing partner role at Stoel Rives in January 2020. She has provided steady leadership for the firm during the pandemic, economic turmoil, and social unrest, and has guided the firm through these challenges with compassion and empathy for the impact upon the firm’s people along with cost control measures to preserve financial stability. As a result, the firm’s 2020 performance has been stronger than anticipated, and the firm is well positioned for the road ahead.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of its ‘Women Who Mean Business in 2020,’” Jones said. “While the year that has unfolded is not the year that any of us planned, I’m proud to have had the challenge and responsibility of helming the firm during this time.”

Jones, a trial attorney in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, previously has served as the California-offices managing partner, the chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Practice Management Committee and Executive Committee. She is listed among Northern California Super Lawyers® and has been recognized since 2016 in Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” and since 2014 by the Sacramento Business Journal as among the “Best of the Bar.”

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