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Jordan Matthews, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois, joins Jones Day in Chicago

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Jordan Matthews has joined Jones Day as of counsel in its Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice and will be based in Chicago. Ms. Matthews arrives at Jones Day after serving for the past seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

"Jordan has done a remarkable job as an attorney for the Department of Justice, where she has investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal offenses," said Tina M. Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Chicago Office. "Her experience working with federal and state law enforcement authorities, along with her reputation as a top flight trial lawyer, makes her a wonderful addition to our team in Chicago."

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Matthews worked on the prosecution of matters related to national security, espionage, theft of trade secrets, cybercrimes, extortion, RICO, civil rights, human trafficking, fraud, tax evasion, violent crimes, and illicit drugs. Most recently serving as a prosecutor in the National Security and Cybercrime Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office, she was the lead prosecutor in six trials, obtaining verdicts for the government in all of them.

"Our white collar practice has known about Jordan and her stellar investigations and courtroom skills for quite some time, and we made it a priority to recruit her to Jones Day," said Ted Chung, leader of Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. "Jordan also has a proven track record as a trial lawyer and trusted legal advisor, representing companies in a wide range of commercial disputes and other matters. We are delighted that she has joined Jones Day and that she can now serve our clients with the same care and talent she has demonstrated throughout her career."

Ms. Matthews was a law clerk for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.