Vice President & Senior Counsel, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Veronica Jordan is a Vice-President and Senior Counsel in the legal department of the publishing company Simon & Schuster (S&S). She manages a diverse projects portfolio for S&S, which includes cutting-edge legal, work for the digital distribution and marketing of content, data privacy, multimedia content development deals, print on demand, and content streaming deals. She has worked on a host of issues for S&S, ranging from its initial efforts to digitize content for eBooks, to its innovative enhanced eBooks, as well as its foray into ecommerce, its digital warehousing initiative, its Author Portal, and its teen fiction and romance social networking platforms. Veronica touts Stephen King’s critically acclaimed “N” “mobisode” series as her favorite work project and securing political asylum for an Ethiopian survivor of torture as her proudest legal achievement. Veronica serves on the Data Privacy Committee and Legal Diversity Committee of CBS, S&S’s parent company.
Veronica started her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Stanley S. Brotman and worked at the law firm Davis, Polk and Wardwell before joining S&S. She is a graduate of Amherst College and NYU School of Law. She is passionate about education; particularly the ways in which a quality education can help broaden the life choices for inner-city students. She formerly sat on the board of the Ruth Turner Fund, a foundation that gives grants to NYC-based charities focused on social services for those with developmental and emotional disabilities, senior citizens, and human rights. Veronica has also been involved in fundraising for Friends of The Brooklyn Latin School. Veronica enjoys reading, travelling, hiking, and Salsa dancing. She was born and raised in Spanish Harlem in NYC, a heritage that brings her great pride. She lives on the Upper West Side with her partner and two teenage sons.