DC / Washington

Vernon E. Jordan Jr.

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
2001 K Street, N.W. Robert S. Strauss Tower 
Washington , DC 20006


Key Experience

Is a senior managing director at a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. Serves as a director and a senior advisor to numerous corporations and institutions.


Vernon Jordan practices general, corporate, legislative and international law at Akin Gump. Earlier in his career, he also practiced privately in Arkansas and Georgia.

Public Service and Affiliations

Senior advisor, Board of Directors, American Express Company. Senior managing partner, Lazard. Trustee Emeritus, Howard University. Member, International Advisory Board, Barrick Gold. Former Corporate Director of many Fortune 100 boards of directors. Presidential appointee for: President's Advisory Committee for the Points of Light Initiative Foundation. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on South Africa. Advisory Council on Social Security. Presidential Clemency Board. American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. National Advisory Committee on Selective Service. Council of the White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights." Life member, Council on Foreign Relations. Life member, The Bilderberg Meetings. Member, National Bar Association. Member, American Bar Association.


Holder of honorary degrees from more than 80 U.S. colleges and universities. Honoree, Lifetime Achievement Award, Anti-Defamation League. Inaugural recipient, CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award, Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Honoree, Spingarn Medal, NAACP. Honoree, Barnard Medal of Distinction, Barnard College. Honoree, Best Nonfiction Book for 2001 for Vernon Can Read! A Memoir, Black Caucus, American Library Association.


DEGREES J.D., Howard University School of Law, 1960 B.A., DePauw University, 1957

Bar Admissions

Arkansas District of Columbia Georgia
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