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William H. Jordan

Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, GA, USA

William Jordan is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices. He concentrates his practice on business litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, corporate ethics and compliance matters, and antitrust law. Bill is a member of the firm's Government Investigations and Special Matters Team and leads its Health Care Litigation Team. He frequently represents hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, health care providers, chemical manufacturers, telecommunications and technology providers, and financial services companies in offensive and defensive litigation, corporate compliance matters and government investigations. He also serves as outside ethics and compliance counsel to a number of companies, including multi-national chemical and manufacturing companies and health care providers. He has represented companies in civil litigation throughout the country, in complex matters involving unfair trade practices, antitrust law, health care regulation, civil RICO and the False Claims Act. Bill also has represented clients in government and congressional investigations involving health care fraud, the NSA’s terrorist surveillance program, computer crime and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Bill rejoined Alston & Bird in 2004 following his tenure as a senior official at the Department of Justice, where he served from 2001 to 2003 as the Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, and in 2003 as the Senior Counsel to the Associate Attorney General. In those capacities, he supervised offensive and defensive litigation and other matters for the federal government in areas as diverse as terrorism-related cases, government contracts, constitutional litigation, health care fraud and whistleblower actions, and civil RICO, as well as civil, criminal, and policy matters arising out of the Department's Civil, Antitrust, and Civil Rights Divisions. Bill also testified before Congress on the Department of Justice's efforts to combat health care fraud and abuse.

In 2006, Bill was appointed by the Georgia State Senate to a four-year term on the State Ethics Commission, which regulates political giving and lobbying activity in Georgia, and he was elected chairman of that body in 2007. Bill was profiled in 2006 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 40 Under 40 young professional “Up and Comers” in Atlanta, and was recognized by the Fulton County Daily Report in 2004 as one of 16 Lawyers in Georgia Under 40 To Watch in its "On The Rise" publication. Additionally, Bill was selected by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

Before joining the Justice Department, Bill was an associate at Alston & Bird in the Antitrust and Investigations Group. During 2000, Bill served as Deputy Counsel to the Special Committee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the investigation of the alleged politically motivated assignment of the Clinton fundraising cases by the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court. From 1999-2001, Bill was the Associate General Counsel and then General Counsel for the Georgia Republican Party and formerly served as General Counsel for the late Senator Coverdell's state political action committee. Bill is a board member and former president of the Atlanta Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and currently serves on the group's National Practitioners Advisor Council, and is also a member of the Legal Advisory Board for the Southeastern Legal Foundation. He is active in the community and currently serves on the board of Families First, an organization that provides adoption counseling, foster care and assistance to Georgia's children and families, which is one of Atlanta's oldest and most active non-profit charities. Bill was reappointed in June as Vice Chair of Education for the American Health Lawyers Association's Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group for the 2010-2011 term.

Bill received a J.D., with distinction, in 1995 from Emory University School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Emory Law Journal, and his B.A., cum laude, in economics and business from Rhodes College, where he was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.


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