As Senior Vice President of Law and Policy, Jennifer Hightower oversees Cox’s compliance, legal operations, litigation, regulatory and corporate government affairs teams.
Prior to her current role, Hightower led telephone regulatory functions including compliance with rules and regulations, and relationships with other telecommunications providers. She also assisted with policy making and strategic initiatives related to Cox’s telecommunications business. Hightower joined Cox in 1997 as Legal Counsel wherein she oversaw all transactional and operational legal support as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Cox, she served in various legal positions at BellSouth Corporation, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. and Drew, Eckl & Farnham.
In 2005, Hightower was honored as one of the Rising SuperStar Attorneys in Georgia and in 2007 was named a SuperStar. She served as Chair of the Georgia Federal Bar Association from 2003 to 2005 and again between 2010-2012. Additionally, an active member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications, she served as Membership Chair of the Atlanta chapter from 2004 through 2006. She is a graduate of Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class XVI and was co-chair for the 2008-2009 BMLI Class. She also received the Southeast Mentor of the Year Award for the Georgia WICT Chapter. Hightower has served on the boards of Callanwolde School of Fine Arts; Piedmont Park Board of Young Members; and Junior League of Atlanta. Hightower is also a member of the 2011-2012 Leadership Atlanta class of Atlanta professionals. She also received WICT Woman to Watch Award in September, 2012.
Hightower is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Georgia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, and her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. She is the wife of a small business owner and the mom of three young, active boys.