Vernon Jordan

Senior Managing Director

Vernon Jordan has served as a director of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group since May 2005. Mr. Jordan has served as a Senior Managing Director of Lazard since January 2000. Mr. Jordan has been OF Counsel at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P. since January 2000, where he served as Senior Executive Partner from January 1982 to December 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Jordan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban league, Inc. from January 1972 to December 1981. Mr. Jordan currently serves on the boards of directors of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc and Xerox Corporation; as a senior advisor to the Board of Directors of American Express Company; as a trustee to Howard University and DePauw University; and on the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold.