Jonice M. Gray


Ms. Gray is a Partner with Paul Hastings, practicing in the Financial Services – Investigations, Regulation, and Litigation Group.

Throughout her professional career, Ms. Gray has specialized in work with banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other companies providing financial products and services. She works with some of the largest bank and non-bank financial institutions, emerging companies such as fintechs, and retailers whose business operations include consumer and commercial finance. Ms. Gray’s work is focused on representing corporate clients in high-stakes legal proceedings, including matters initiated by federal and state regulators, private civil litigation, and internal investigations. Ms. Gray’s work includes particularized focus on matters related to consumer protection and corporate compliance. Ms. Gray routinely provides strategic advice to senior corporate leaders, including Boards of Directors, as they navigate complex, and often unexpected, business and legal challenges. In view of the nature of her practice, this work often involves crisis management.

Ms. Gray has been deeply professionally engaged as a leader in her industry. She is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, which had over 2,000 members during her three-year term. She now sits on the Leadership Council for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. She is a frequent industry speaker and author, having delivered over 250 speeches in the past few years alone.  Ms. Gray  is recognized as a top practitioner in financial services by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Thomson Reuters.

Outside of her professional work, Ms. Gray has served as a Director and as a senior leader for numerous organizations. Her current affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Marriott Vacations, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and the Banking Law Executive Council for the Federal Bar Association.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mrs. Gray was a Founding Partner and Governing Board Member with Buckley LLP. She holds a BA from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and a JD from Yale Law School.