Deniece Jordan-Walker

Practice Areas

Public Finance
Corporate &Real Estate Finance
Securities Offerings


Smith College
Kent State University
Case Western Reserve
University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
Editor-in-Chief of the
International Law Journal and
Canada-US Law Journal

Professional Affiliations

Illinois Bar Association
National Association of
Bond Lawyers
Women in Public Finance
Government Finance Officers Association


Missouri (Applied)

Prior Affiliations

McKenna Conner & Cuneo
(n/k/a/ McKenna Long &
Aldridge LLP)
Illinois Development Finance
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd
Carney & Brothers

Deniece Jordan-Walker commenced her legal career as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After her Federal Judicial Clerkship, Ms. Jordan-Walker joined the Washington, D.C. Office of McKenna Conner & Cuneo (n/k/a/ McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) until she relocated to Chicago where her legal career included Assistant General Counsel of the Illinois Development Finance Authority (the predecessor agency to the Illinois Finance Authority); Senior Associate at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd and Partner and Head of the Municipal and Corporate Finance Department at the then nationally renowned minority-owned law firm of Carney & Brothers.

She has represented major corporate clients in matters ranging from government contract law and international trade and commerce, the issuance of privately placed and publicly issued securities to the purchase of commercial real estate assets. Since, 1987, she has been involved in advising clients either as legal counsel or as a municipal adviser in structuring and closing billions of tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue bonds; PFC and GARB airport bonds; and TIF and other project-based financings to finance a wide range of projects, including hotel, market-rate and affordable multifamily housing, industrial, and retail projects.

As a Principal at the Hardwick Law Firm, Ms. Jordan-Walker concentrates her practice in the areas of public finance, corporate, corporate and real estate finance, and securities offerings.