Reed Smith re-elects Jordan to top job

Reed Smith has confirmed the re-election of managing partner Gregory Jordan for a third three-year term, which will see him remain at the helm until 2010.

The re-election follows a partnership vote over seven days, ending on 3 October.

Jordan, a litigation partner, has been managing partner at Reed Smith since 2001, when he became the youngest elected managing partner in the firm’s history. His new term begins on 1 January 2007 and ending 31 December 2009.

During his tenure, Jordan has instigated a period of dramatic growth, expanding the firm’s network from nine to 20 offices, including the opening of presences in California, London, Birmingham, Munich and Paris.

The firm’s turnover has meanwhile grown from $165m annually to the $750m projected following the full integration of the firm’s merger with Richards Butler. Jordan has been a key driver behind the link-up with Richards Butler which will go live on 1 January 2007.

In a statement, Jordan said: “We will continue to pursue our vision of being one of the world’s leading firms…While we intend to continue to grow to meet the needs of our clients around the world, we also intend to maintain the culture of teamwork and partnership, which is the essence of Reed Smith.”