Vernon Jordan Jr. Honored With 2014 Am Law Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 15:08

The American Lawyer has named Akin Gump senior counsel Vernon Jordan Jr. as a recipient of its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards recognize those with long and distinguished careers and a dedication to public service. “Honorees this year have had very different careers, but all extraordinary careers,” said Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. “They’re lions of the profession.”

Mr. Jordan was cited for a “wide-ranging career” that has included, among other roles, “civil rights lawyer, president and CEO of the National Urban League, corporate board member [and] confidante to former President Bill Clinton.”