Jordan M.Matthews


Chicago + 1.312.269.4169

Jordan Matthews is a former Assistant United States Attorney and experienced trial lawyer. As a federal prosecutor, Jordan investigated and prosecuted a wide range of crimes, including national security, espionage, theft of trade secret, cybercrime, extortion, RICO, civil rights, financial fraud, and tax offenses. Jordan currently focuses her practice on internal and government investigations, high-stakes civil and criminal litigation, and compliance counseling.

Jordan was an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly seven years, most recently serving in the National Security and Cybercrime Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office. During Jordan's time as a federal prosecutor, she tried numerous cases to verdict and led hundreds of investigations. Jordan also frequently worked closely with corporations who were victims of crime.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jordan was a litigator at a multinational law firm where she handled commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on products-based class actions, mass torts, and consumer fraud.

Jordan is on the Board of Managers for Legal Action Chicago, co-chair of the Chicago chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association, and an active member of the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago.


  • Minneapolis transforms city policingOn March 31, 2023, the city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) filed a 144 page settlement agreement in state court that will fundamentally change the way Minneapolis police engage with its citizens.
  • Non-profit organization responds to grand jury investigationJones Day represented a non-profit organization in connection with a federal grand jury investigation related to incidents that occurred at the organization.
  • J. M. Smucker Company secures complete dismissal in challenge to vaccination policyJones Day secured complete dismissal of all claims brought against The J. M. Smucker Company by former employees challenging their terminations pursuant to Smucker’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.
  • United Airlines defends COVID-19 vaccine policiesJones Day represents United Airlines, Inc. in putative class action and individual litigation involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal claims concerning its COVID-19 vaccine and accommodation policies in Colorado, Florida, and Texas federal court.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 10, 2022
      ADL Never is Now Conference - "Securing Democracy: Taking Hate and Extremism to Court" panel
    • July 13, 2022
      Hot Trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement & Litigation Chicago Conference - Sandpiper Partners LLC
    • March 2, 2022
      Panelist, ABA White Collar Institute