Nekia Hackworth Jones handles white collar criminal defense matters, government investigations, and business litigation. Nekia is a seasoned litigator with over a decade of experience in federal trial and appellate courts. Nekia rejoined Nelson Mullins in 2018 after a 10-year career with the United States Department of Justice, where she served both as a trial attorney handling complex criminal investigations and as a legal advisor to senior-level government officials. From 2008 to 2018, Nekia was an Assistant U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, handling criminal matters ranging from healthcare and financial fraud to organized crime and human trafficking. In 2015, Nekia was selected by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to work in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in Washington, DC, as Senior Counsel and, later, as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Executive Director of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.