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Nora M. Jordan


Senior counsel after 25 years as a partner in our Investment Management practice.

Nora, a senior counsel, was head of our Investment Management practice for over 20 years.

At Davis Polk, Nora’s practice focused on advising hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, and the managers and directors who oversee them. She worked on numerous internal and SEC investigations involving asset managers, as well as acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings of asset managers. She served on numerous Davis Polk committees, including the Compensation and Recruiting Committees.

Nora has served on the boards of a number of corporations and non-profits, including serving as independent director on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of a Fortune 500 company and on the advisory Board to Duke Law School. She is currently on the Board of a large asset management company, is vice chair of the board of the American Skin Association and is on the Board of the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.



Chambers USA – Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance, Senior Statespeople

IFLR1000 – Women Leaders: United States, 2021 and 2022


J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • with honors
  • Moot Court Board
  • Note and Comment Editor, Duke Law Journal
B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • cum laude

Professional history

  • Senior Counsel, 2021-present
  • Practice Group Coordinator, Investment Management Group, 2003-2020
  • Partner, 1995-2020
  • Davis Polk since 1983

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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