Jordan M.Matthews


Chicago + 1.312.269.4169

Jordan Matthews is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. She helps clients navigate their toughest internal and government investigations and high-stakes civil and criminal litigation. Jordan regularly handles investigations involving allegations of fraud, foreign and domestic corruption, and harassment. She also represents clients in class actions and complex litigation matters, including contract disputes, consumer fraud, and mass torts.

Jordan has conducted investigations for and defended industry-leading companies and other entities. Currently, Jordan represents the City of Minneapolis in connection with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Jordan was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago for nearly seven years, most recently serving in the National Security and Cybercrime Section. During Jordan's time as a federal prosecutor, she tried numerous cases to verdict, regularly appeared before the grand jury, and led hundreds of investigations related to national security, espionage, trade secret, cybercrime, extortion, RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), civil rights, financial fraud, and tax offenses, among others.

Jordan is on the Board of Legal Action Chicago and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She also co-chairs the Chicago Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association and is an active member of the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago.

Jordan is a member of Jones Day's Diversity Committee, co-leads Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force, and was the Firm's 2022 Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow.


  • 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.
    • November 2023
      2023 Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Health Law Symposium
    • 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