Jones R. Bethan

Bethan R. Jones


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
    • Order of the Coif
    • Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Arizona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2013
  • Law Clerk, Judge Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2017-2018


  • 2016, New Jersey
  • 2016, Pennsylvania
  • 2018, District of Columbia

Bethan Jones represents clients in complex commercial litigation and has particular experience in antitrust, telecommunications, securities, insurance, and False Claims Act cases.  

Bethan joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2018.  Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP.  

Bethan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, summa cum laude, where she was a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and a Littleton Fellow.


  • Co-Author, Adrift on Erie: Characterizing Forum-Selection Clauses, 52 Akron L. Rev. 297 (2019)
  • Co-Author, The Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws: A Response to Brilmayer & Listwa, 128 Yale L. J. Forum 293 (2018)
  • Co-Author, What a Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws Can Do, 110 AJIL Unbound 139 (2016)

Representative Matters

  • In re Determination of Royalty Rates & Terms for Making & Distributing Phonorecords (“Phonorecords IV”), No. 21-CRB-0001-PR (2023-2027) – Represented Amazon on trial team in Copyright Royalty Board rate-setting proceeding to establish statutory mechanical-royalty rates for interactive music streaming.  Case resolved on eve of trial.
  • In re Dealer Management Systems Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2817 (N.D. Ill.) – Representing multiple individual plaintiffs in a major antitrust litigation against the two leading providers of dealer management systems, CDK Global LLC and Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
  • United States ex rel. Scott v. Humana – Currently representing the relator in a federal False Claims Act case alleging that Humana intentionally overstated the value of its Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan when bidding for Part D contracts.
  • SEC v. Ripple Labs Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) – Representing fintech company in defense against SEC enforcement suit.  Won partial summary judgment against the SEC, in what is believed to be the first time the SEC lost any part of a cryptocurrency enforcement action.  Successfully obtained the exclusion of an SEC expert who had testified in multiple previous cryptocurrency enforcement matters.