Gregory B. Jordan is the Global Managing Partner at Reed Smith, and Chairman of the Senior Management Team and Executive Committee. During his twelve-year tenure as Managing Partner, Reed Smith has completed a series of combinations in Europe, California, New York, Chicago, the Middle East, and Asia, to become one of the largest firms in the world, with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices around the globe.
Greg has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America since 1995. In 2003, The American Lawyer named Greg as one of the country’s top 45 lawyers under 45. In 2005, The Lawyer named him to the Global 100, a list of the 100 most influential lawyers. In 2012, Greg was named as one of Law360’s Ten Most Innovative Managing Partners.
Under Greg's leadership, Reed Smith has been repeatedly recognized for its excellence in client service; for Reed Smith University - its award-winning professional development program in partnership with the Wharton School; for its commitment to pro bono work; and for its award-winning diversity initiative. In 2006, a survey by The American Lawyer ranked Reed Smith as among the five best-managed law firms. In 2009, the BTI Consulting Group ranked Reed Smith Number 1 as the leading law firm in building and sustaining strong client relationships out of 400 law firms serving Fortune 1000 companies. In 2011 and 2012, Reed Smith was one of three firms to receive a perfect score and gold standard certification for the empowerment of women from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
Greg is a frequent speaker on law firm leadership and trends in the industry and manages numerous civic responsibilities. He serves as a board member of Highmark, Inc., the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Global Business Coalition on Education, and the Extra Mile Education Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bethany College and serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Executive Education Program. Greg was a founding board member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Greg obtained his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Bethany College in 1981. He graduated in 1984, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. Greg is admitted to the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Bars.