About Rick Deane, Chair

Of Counsel

Richard H. Deane Jr., Partner with the Jones Day law firm, formerly co-chaired the Firm’s corporate criminal investigations practice and is the Former Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Atlanta office. His experience includes more than 14 years as an assistant U.S. attorney, including serving as chief of the criminal division.

In 1994, Deane was appointed to the position of U.S. magistrate judge. In 1998, President Clinton appointed him as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. During this time, Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Deane to serve on the attorney general’s advisory committee.

Deane received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Georgia and an LL.M. from the The University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a Regent. He is on the board of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools charter schools and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Deane is also a member of the Board of Visitors for the Georgia State University School of Law and is an adjunct law professor at Georgia State University.

Why I love KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools: I love KIPP because it fulfills its promise of helping to usher our scholars toward a future without limits. KIPP understands that a child’s potential is not limited by economics, race, or geography. We aim to help every scholar fulfill their potential and pursue their dreams. We know that quality education is critically important to accomplishing that mission.