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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

Tracy Richelle High is Deputy Managing Partner of S&C’s Litigation Group. Ms. High’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporations in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and labor and employment matters.

Ms. High 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, courts and independent examiners appointed by court order.

Internally, Ms. High serves as co-chair of the Diversity and Women’s Initiative Committees and one of S&C’s hiring partners. Ms. High also oversees S&C’s active networks for minority associates: the Asian Associates Network, the Network of Black & Latino Lawyers and the LGBT Network. Each of these groups is dedicated to enhancing the experience of S&C’s diverse attorneys and championing their retention and advancement by fostering professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Externally, Ms. High is the Co-Chairwoman of the board of directors of the YWCA-NYC; a Vice Chairwoman of the Legal Aid Society and a board member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Kate Stoneman Project, and is a Trustee of the Harvard Law School Association, New York City chapter.

Ms. High has been repeatedly recognized as an accomplished lawyer: New York Super Lawyers (2013-2018), National Law Journal Minority 40 Under 40, and recipient of The Network Journal’s 40 under 40 Achievement Award. Ms. High was featured in Savoy Magazine’s 2015 list of Most Influential Black Lawyers, and was named the 2015 Diversity Trailblazer by the New York State Bar Association (2015).

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