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Patrick K. Jordan ’02 officially takes the reins as president of the
Albany Law School National Alumni Association (NAA) on July 1. And he can’t wait to further engage with an already active and supportive graduate base, some 10,000-plus members strong.
“We all know that community is one of the great strengths of Albany Law,” said Jordan, a member of the law school’s Board of Trustees who served as NAA president-elect in 2015-16. “Our alumni mentor students, volunteer for moot court competitions, help with career planning, advance the school through immeasurable generosity and most importantly, we hire Albany Law grads. I’m honored to be able to lead the NAA’s efforts — it’s going to be a great year.”
Graduates will have a number of
events to look forward to this summer, including happy hour get-togethers in New York City and Albany in July and the
20th Annual Day at the Races in Saratoga on August 26. Planning is well underway for the
Sept. 23-24 Alumni Weekend.
“These events are always a good time,” Patrick said. “Come out, reconnect with old friends, make some new ones and get involved.”
Jordan was recently honored as one of the “Irish Legal 100: Irish Rising Stars,” an inaugural collection of the nation’s most accomplished legal professionals of Irish descent 40 years old and under. The list was published in a June issue of the New York City-based publication
He and his fellow “Irish Rising Stars” were celebrated at an invitation-only reception June 23 in Philadelphia, Pa., which was attended by Consul General of Ireland Barbara Jones.
Earlier this year, Jordan joined the Albany Port District Commission as its general counsel. The Commission is a local public authority which manages the vast financial and commercial transactions of the Port of Albany-Rensselaer, including a large maritime operation and 300 acres of commercially-leased property with dozens of industrial tenants. He was previously the deputy corporation counsel for the City of Albany, where he was primarily responsible for matters relating to real property including defending the city's tax assessments of commercial properties in Supreme Court. While at the Department of Law, Patrick was also the counsel to the city’s Common Council. In an earlier position, he worked for the law firm of Read & Laniado, LLP handling legal matters related to the environmental regulation of power plants.
Patrick also serves as a board member on the law school’s Government Law Center Advisory Board and the not-for-profit Timothy J. Murphy Foundation.
As a student, Jordan was an associate editor of the
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, president of the Celtic Law Society and a representative on the
Student Bar Association. He and his wife Laura ’03 live in Castleton-on-Hudson with their children Finn and Teagan.