Carrie Thompson Jones is an attorney who joined M&G from her own practice, where she has counseled and advised entrepreneurs and innovators in the tech venture and startup business space. Prior to her work in that field, Carrie worked with a regional firm dedicated to representing community associations. She chaired the firm’s business and financial services practice group and, in that capacity, drafted regulatory compliance policies and procedures to bring such a firm into compliance with regulations governing national financial institutions and the default-servicing of mortgage loans.
She has also previously enjoyed practicing with the firms Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer; Zieve, Brodnax, & Steele; and Aldridge Pite, where her practice areas included real estate, business, financial services litigation, and transactional law.
She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2009 with a variety of honors (see below). Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University in International Relations, where she focused on Political Science and Arabic Studies.
Thompson Jones also has had a successful business career, thriving for 13 years in positions ranging from financial services representative at Bank of America to owning her own company, Little Peanut Products. In that capacity she invented and provisionally patented an internationally sourced consumer goods product for the youth products industry. She oversaw manufacturing of her company’s product in China, managed the entire foreign market supply chain, and marketed and distributed the product throughout the United States and Canada.
Awards, distinctions and representative experience
- Certified FINRA Arbitrator and U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mediator for the District of Arizona
- Phoenix Chair of the Government Blockchain Association
- Past Fellow and current Member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations
- Served an Externship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Founding Member and a Director on the executive board of the International Law Students Association
- Participated in ASU’s innovative and multi-disciplinary Tech Ventures Services Group
- Juris Doctor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
- Bachelor of Arts, Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University; emphasis on Political Science and Arabic Studies.
What is one Magnificent & Great thing about you that people should know?
- I took piano lessons, begrudgingly, until I entered junior high. To this day, I still can’t read a note. But, I can play “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin (yes, an easy version) if I don’t try too hard to recall how!