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Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Labor and Employment Docket in an Unusual Term

Speaker(s): Julia M. Jordan, Tracy Richelle High
Recorded on: Jun. 30, 2017
PLI Program #: 217142

Julia Jordan is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Ms. Jordan has a broad litigation practice that includes whistleblower litigation and workplace investigations, labor and employment, complex civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. She has represented prominent corporations and financial institutions in a wide variety of business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Ms. Jordan has extensive experience representing clients in criminal and regulatory investigations. She has represented financial institutions, corporations and individuals in investigations and proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, various state attorney generals and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ms. Jordan serves as co-head of the Labor and Employment Group and as co-head of the Whistleblower Litigation and Workplace Investigations Group and is a member of the Women’s Initiative Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. She also serves as co-hiring partner for the Washington, D.C. office.

Government Service

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Jordan served as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted a wide variety of cases and tried numerous jury and bench trials.


  • BTI Client Service All-Star 2017
  • The Irish Voice – One of the “Irish Legal 100,” October 2016

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Board of Directors of National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
  • Co-Head of the Litigation Section of the D.C. Bar (2015-2016 Term; 2016-2017 Term)
  • DC Bar Litigation Steering Committee (2014-2017 Term) Women's Law Center Leadership 35 Committee
  • Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Screening Committee


1996, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

1992, Georgetown University, B.A.


District of Columbia

New York

Tracy’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporations in complex civil litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, corporate internal investigations, and labor and employment matters.

She has also represented clients before a wide variety of regulatory and prosecutorial agencies, both at the state
and federal levels, as well as congressional committees and independent examiners appointed by court order.

Tracy is co-chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, co-chair of the Women’s Initiative Committee and a hiring partner. She also oversees the Firm’s active networks for minority associates: the Asian Associates Network, the Network of Black and Latino Lawyers and the LGBT Network. She is co-chairwoman of the YWCA-NYC, a vice-chairwoman of the Legal Aid Society, and a member of the board of directors of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, New York City Bar Justice Center and Partnership for After School Education. She is a member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and Metropolitan Black Bar Association.