Greg Jordan, ’84, Named Pitt Legacy Laureate

Greg Jordan, a 1984 cum laude graduate of Pitt Law, has been named a 2014 University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate in recognition of his outstanding professional and personal accomplishments.

Launched in 2000, the University’s Legacy Laureate program honors alumni who demonstrate the pinnacle of achievement in professional and civic leadership. Jordan and the rest of the 10 laureates were honored October 23 as part of Pitt’s Homecoming festivities.

During his visit to campus, Jordan presented to the Pitt Law faculty and administration on “The Role of Law Schools in Training ‘Practice-Ready’ Attorneys,” participated in a roundtable discussion with current Pitt Law students, and attended a special dinner where he was formally recognized as a Legacy Laureate by Chancellor Patrick D. Gallagher.

At Pitt Law, Jordan was a member of the Order of the Coif and the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. His first postgraduate job was at Reed Smith LLP, where he served as director of legal personnel and of practice development before becoming global managing partner, a position he would hold for 13 years. During Jordan’s tenure at the firm, Reed Smith bolstered its stature as a global competitor with revenues in excess of $1 billion and a presence in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Currently, Jordan is vice president, general counsel, and head of regulatory and government affairs at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Jordan frequently speaks on law-related topics, including firm leadership and growth. He has served on the boards of the Carnegie Science Center, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He is board chair at Bethany College, his undergraduate alma mater, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

In 2003, Jordan was named one of the top 45 Under 45 by The American Lawyer. He also has been included in the Global 100 list of the world’s most influential attorneys.

Jordan has been a strong supporter of Pitt Law and the Reed Smith Energy Innovation Fund. He was a recipient of the University’s 225th Anniversary Medallion.