Robert E. Jordan Ill
I Harvard Law School, J.D. 1961, Editor, Harvard Law Review
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. 1958
I Government Experience
Oflicer, U.S. Army, 1961-63.
Staff Director, President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces,
Special Assistant for Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1963-64.
Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia, 1964-65.
Executive Assistant for Enforcement, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury,
Deputy General Counsel, Department of the Army, 1967.
General Counsel of the Army and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
for Civil Functions, 1967-71.
Private Practice Experience
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, 1971-Present.
Recently Completed Service as Managing Partner (Chairman, Executive
Com mitt ee).
Specialized Areas of Private Practice
Complex Civil Litigation Generally (Contract, Litigation against federal and state
governments for private companies).
Antitrust Litigation (with emphasis on “protracted cases’ and application of
computer methods to case management).
Federal Conflict of Interest Laws and Related Slatters. Legal Ethics, especially
law of disqualification of law firms and problems created by prior government
Administrative Litigation before various federal agencies.
Regulation of Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Related Product Liability
Counseling and Litigation.
Regulated Rates/Public Utility Law (with emphasis on economics of ratemaking,
including mathematical models). Specialty: Oil Pipeline Law and Interstate
Matters before Executive Branch agencies (especially Defense, Interior, Justice).
Disqualification of Counsel in Litigation, Litigation magazine, Volume 7, No. 3,
Chapter 9, ‘Ethical Issues Arising From Present or Past Government Service,” in
Professional Responsibilitv: A Guide for Attornevs, published by the American
Bar Association, 1978.
Alternatives Under NEPA: Toward an Accommodation, Ecologv Law Ouarterlv,
Volume 3, No. 4, Fall 1973, pages 705-757.
Eye on Ethics — The New Rules, in The Washington Lawyer,
President, The District of Columbia Bar, 1987-88; President-Elect, 1986-87.
Member, Board of Certification for United States Circuit Courts of Appeals
Circuit Executives, 1987-88 (Appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States).
Member, Ethics Committee of the District of Columbia Bar, 1976-79; Chairman,
Chairman, District of Columbia Bar Special Committee on Model Rules of
Professional Conduct, 1983-90.
Advisor to District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Revisions to Ethics Rules,
Member, American Bar Association and Virginia State Bar.
Active in the Antitrust, Administrative Law, Litigation and Public Utility Sections
of the American Bar Association; Chairman of the Oil Pipeline Committee, Public
Utility Section of the American Bar Association.
Date of Birth
June 20, 1936
Robert E. Jordan Ill