Reed Smith’s Jordan re-elected as global managing partner

Reed Smith’s global managing partner Greg Jordan was formally re-elected yesterday for another three-year term, his fifth.

Greg Jordan
Greg Jordan

The new term, which begins next January, will take Jordan through to the end of 2015 as Reed Smith’s leader. Jordan confirmed that he had stood unopposed.

“No one stood against me,” Jordan said. “Hopefully that’s a vote of confidence from the partners.”

Jordan said it was too early to say whether this would be his final term as Reed Smith’s managing partner, but added that at 53 years old he believed he had the drive and energy to meet its demands successfully.

Jordan would not be drawn on his specific aims for his fifth term except to say that he expected Reed Smith to continue to focus its global practice “on the intersection of high-value and high-quality legal services”.

Jordan, who is also the chairman of the senior management team and executive committee at Reed Smith, was first elected as the firm’s global managing partner in 2000.

During his 12-year tenure, Reed Smith has completed a series of combinations in Europe, California, New York, Chicago, the Middle East and Asia, becoming a firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices.