Edward J. (Jack) Hardin, a founding partner of the Firm, advises corporate directors and their companies on corporate governance, corporate law and domestic and international business transactions.
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Hardin has received multiple recognitions for public service. Most recently, he received the 2016 Leadership Character Award from the Turknett Leadership Group and the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Other awards include the Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service from the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, and the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Inspiration Award for Lifetime Commitment to Public Service; the Elbert P. Tuttle Jurisprudence Award from the Anti Defamation League, the Centurion Award from Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Alexis de Tocqueville Award by the United Way's de Tocqueville Society, and Visionary Award by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institution. He is Co-Chair of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, President of the Georgia Legal Services Foundation, Chairman of Gateway, LLC, a homeless services center, a member of the Board of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Georgia Works!, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.
Mr. Hardin served on the Governor's Education Reform Study Commission (1999-2001). From 1990 to 2002, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions. Mr. Hardin formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Paidea School, Inc. and of the Children’s Theatrical Workshop, and as a member of the Board of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative and its successor, Smart Start Georgia.
Mr. Hardin is currently a Director of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT).
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Secretary (1970-71) of its Committee on Professional & Judicial Ethics
- Inter-American Bar Association
- American Law Institute
- International Bar Association
- Council on Foreign Relations