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Matthew R. Jones

Fax +1.312.827.8190
Mr. Jones takes a practical approach to helping clients solve problems. As a partner in K&L Gates’ Chicago office, Mr. Jones focuses his practice on counseling publicly traded companies and other sophisticated employers on matters related to executive compensation. He invests the time to understand his clients’ specific businesses and needs in order to help them achieve their goals efficiently. Mr. Jones has significant experience counseling clients regarding all forms of executive compensation, including the design, administration, and public disclosure of stock plans, incentive plans, employment agreements, supplemental executive retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and severance and retirement agreements. Mr. Jones also has substantial experience advising clients on compensation and benefit issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Jones was a partner in the Compensation and Employment practice of another law firm in Chicago.


  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Employee Benefits, 2016 & 2017
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, Employee Benefits, 2016 & 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • “Executive Compensation Plans: Traps for the Unwary,” K&L Gates “Benefits and Executive Compensation Round-Up: What You Need to Think About for 2016 and Beyond” CLE Webinar, September 2016
  • “Securities Law Update and Corporate Governance,” North Carolina Subchapter of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, “Back to Basics” CLE Webinar, May 2016
  • “Compensation Tax Impacts & Planning,” 2014 Annual Chicago Tax Club Fall Seminar
  • “Prohibited Transactions: A Practical Overview for Employee Benefits Professionals,” Illinois CPA Society 2013 Employee Benefits Conference