Criminal defense attorney Jim Boren, known for his representation of student athletes and public officials, has joined the Baton Rouge office of Jones Walker LLP as a partner in the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice group.

Boren will practice with the corporate compliance and white collar defense team, whose members include a former U.S. Attorney and several former senior federal criminal prosecutors.

Boren has been a sole practitioner for more than 25 years and has represented public officials, including judges, law enforcement officers and athletic directors. Earlier in his career, he served as an assistant district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was chief of the appellate section.

“His deep knowledge and experience of successfully defending his clients against federal and state criminal prosecutions will a be a significant asset to our clients,” said Bill Hines, managing partner of Jones Walker LLP.“