Gregory B. Jordan
General Counsel & Head of Regulatory and Government AffairsPNC Bank
Gregory B. Jordan is executive vice president and general counsel of The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for overseeing all of the legal functions for the corporation. In addition, he leads PNC’s relationship with the government, including its regulatory affairs, regulatory policy and government affairs operations, and oversees PNC’s corporate ethics office as well as The PNC Foundation.
Prior to joining PNC in October 2013, Jordan was the global managing partner of Reed Smith, and chairman of the senior management team and executive committee. During his thirteen-year tenure as managing partner, Reed Smith 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 billion in revenue and 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices. In 2012, Reed Smith was named by Law360 as one of the world’s top 20 global firms and in 2013, Acritas named Reed Smith as one of the top global law firm brands.
Jordan has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America since 1995. In 2003, he was named by The American Lawyer 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 2006, a survey by The American Lawyer ranked Reed Smith as among the five best-managed law firms. In 2012, Greg was named by Law360 as one of the Ten Most Innovative Managing Partners. In 2014, Jordan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Legal Intelligencer.
Jordan has been a frequent speaker on legal leadership and trends, and manages numerous civic responsibilities. He serves as a board member of Highmark Health and Highmark, Inc., the Global Business Coalition on Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and the Extra Mile Education Foundation. He is a PNC observer of the board of directors of BlackRock, Inc. and is also chairman of the board of trustees of Bethany College.
Previously, Jordan handled significant cases in a variety of courts for many of the country’s leading financial institutions, including PNC, BNY Mellon, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank), JP Morgan Chase and others.
Jordan 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. In addition, the University of Pittsburgh named Jordan a Legacy Laureate and presented him with a 225 Medallion -- the University's two highest alumni awards. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Bars.