Francés Jones is General Counsel / Business Affairs & Executive Producer for Tap Creative, LLC, a startup media communications company specializing in non-interruptive content strategy primarily for advertising agencies and brands. Francés is also Principal and Managing Attorney of the Law Office of Francés Jones, based in Austin, TX, where she maintains a boutique private practice. In addition, Francés is Chief Possibility Officer, Founder, and Executive Producer for Soul Matters Media Group, “a select company where soul matters”®.
Prior to Tap Creative, Francés served as Chief Counsel, Global Consumer / Chief Counsel /Head of Legal for publicly traded U.K. based Hibu Plc, a print and online advertising company, as well in Business & Legal Affairs for several entertainment companies.
A graduate of New York University School of Law, Francés is a senior executive with over 25 years of global experience in business & legal affairs, marketing, operations, strategic planning, and management, working with major Wall Street firms and international entertainment and media companies. She began her career as a Wall Street corporate & securities associate with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and has subsequently held senior positions at Univision Communications / Univision Radio, PolyGram Records (Universal), Zomba/Jive/BMG (Sony), and as Music Commissioner for the City of Austin,TX. She’s admitted in New York, New Jersey, and Texas.
From Wall Street, to Hollywood, to the U.K., Asia, and Latin America, Francés has a unique combination of knowledge and extensive legal, business, and creative experience in a broad range of areas including entertainment, media, advertising, branding, sponsorships, endorsements, trademark, copyright, IP, digital media, corporate, commercial contracts, technology, licensing, promotions, special events, merchandising, strategic planning, business & legal affairs, broadcasting, FCC, FTC, executive producing, operations, HR, privacy, and corporate governance, as well as in other areas. She has worked on projects involving a variety of talent and entities including Miramax Films, Warner Bros., Sony, MTV, Simon & Schuster, Harcourt Brace, Showtime, HBO, Will Smith, the Latin Grammys(R), Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bon Jovi, NBC, Nickelodeon, PBS, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League, Houston Texans, Heineken, Ford, Pepsi, Miller Brewing, Chevrolet, General Mills, Tecate, Verizon, and Unilever.
Francés recently served as a Council Member on the Computer and Technology Council for the State Bar of Texas, the Mexican American Cultural Center, and as a board member of the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association. She’s currently a Board Member of Women and Their Work-Visual & Performing Arts, and she’s also actively involved with a number of other professional, arts, and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Jones would welcome the opportunity to discuss her qualifications further and the ways in which she could contribute her talents and skills. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 512-476-8999. www.francesjoneslaw.com