Mr. Jordan was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. with offices in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Philadelphia, New York, Brussels and Moscow. Mr. Jordan is resident in the Washington office.

Mr. Jordan has received many awards in recognition of his accomplishments including, in 1977, the Alexis de Tocqueville award of the United Way of America, a special tribute to his leadership in voluntarism.

He has authored a weekly newspaper column which appeared in over 300 newspapers, broadcast commentaries on current issues for the Westinghouse Broadcast Network and been a frequent guest on major national television broadcasts including “Meet The Press”, “Issues & Answers” and “Face The Nation”. In 1992 Mr. Jordan served as Chairman of the Clinton Presidential Transition Board.

Previous Positions
President, National Urban League, Inc
Executive Director, United Negro College Fund
Director, Voter Education Project, Southern Regional Council
Attorney-Consultant, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity
Assistant to the Executive Director, Southern Regional Council
Georgia Field Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

American Express Company, Bankers Trust Company, Bankers Trust New York Corporation, Dow Jones & Company,Inc., The Ford Foundation, Howard University, J.C. Penny Company,Inc., Revlon Group, Revlon,Inc.,Ryder System, Inc.,Sara Lee Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, Xerox Corporation, LBJ Foundation and the Roy Wilkins Foundation.

President’s Advisory Committee, Points of Light Initiative Foundation (1989)
Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on South Africa (1985)
Advisory Council on Social Security (1974)
Presidential Clemency Board (1974)
American Revolution Bi-Centennial Commission (1972)
National Advisory Commission on Selctive Service (1966-1967)
Council of the White House Conference, “To Fulfill These Rights” (1966)

Baldwin-Wallace College, Barry University, Benedict College, Bloomfield College, Boston College, Brandeis University, The Brooklyn Center of Long Island University, Brown University, The City University of New York, University of Illinois at Chicago, Claremont McKenna College, Colgate University, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, DePauw University, Dillard University, Duke University, University of Evansville, Fordham University, George Mason University, Hamilton College, Harvard University, College of Holy Cross, Howard University, Knoxville College, Lafayette College, University of Massachusetts, Mercer University, Michigan State University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, New York University, North Carolina AT & T University, North Carolina Central University, Notre Dame University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Rhodes College, Rutgers University, Suffolk University Law School, Tougaloo College, Tulane University, Tuskegee Institute, Wake Forest University, Wesleyan University, University of West Florida, Wilberforce University, Williams College, Winston-Salem State University, Xavier University, and Yale University.

MEMBERSHIPS (Partial Listing)
Arkansas Bar, District of Columbia Bar,Georgia Bar, The U.S. Supreme Court Bar, The American Bar Association, National Bar Association, The American Law Institute, The University Club, The Century Association, Metropolitan Club, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Bilderberg Meetings and TheTrilateral Commission.

DePauw University (B.A.) 1957
Howard University Law School (J.D.) 1960
Fellow, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1969

Mr. Jordan grew up in Atlanta,Georgia where he was born on August 15, 1935. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, the former Ann Dibble Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have four children.

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