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Vernon Jordan

Civil rights activist and adviser to President Clinton

Mr. Jordan is a Senior Managing Director of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, in New York and Senior Counsel in the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC. He earned a B.A. degree from DePauw University and a J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law. He was Chairman of the Clinton Presidential Transition Team, and is a former President of the National Urban League and former Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund. His directorships include:  Lazard Ltd; American Express Company (Senior Advisor); Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.; Xerox Corporation (Senior Advisor); LBJ Foundation and the Institute of International Education.  He is a member of the Arkansas Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Georgia State Bar, US Supreme Court Bar, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Law Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and The Bilderberg Meetings, among others.