Jordan helps global health sciences leaders tackle intricate and novel challenges in the heat of litigation and beyond. He is experienced conducting all facets of complex and multidistrict litigation involving thousands of pending cases, fighting individual lawsuits from complaint to trial, and walking with clients through product- and brand-threatening crises. Jordan also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on immigration and criminal justice reform.
Jordan applies ingenuity and tenacity to his clients’ diverse needs. He unites an obsession with detail to an appreciation for clients’ bigger-picture business and legal goals to find principled and pragmatic solutions. Jordan’s varied professional background in defense, plaintiff, clerking and nonprofit legal work also helps him build connections with a wide range of stakeholders, anticipate and address diverse interests and efficiently resolve rather than deepen disputes.
Day-to-day, you may find Jordan leading teams of attorneys in voluminous litigation discovery efforts, supporting high-stakes trials, finding and developing expert consultants and witnesses or coordinating multidistrict litigation strategy and motion practice to create favorable frameworks and firepower for otherwise unwieldy proceedings. Jordan’s creativity, adaptability and team orientation place him at home in federal and state court; with witnesses, opposing parties and counsel; and on teams of Shook colleagues and co-counsel from firms and organizations local and global.
Before joining Shook, Jordan represented clients in individual, complex and class action litigation at a plaintiffs’ firm, following a clerkship with the Honorable Paul C. Wilson of the Supreme Court of Missouri. While at Harvard Law School, he worked with the U.S. Solicitor of Labor in Kansas City; an ethical sourcing consultancy in Shanghai, China; and nonprofits investigating human rights abuses among Burmese refugees in Southeast Asia. Jordan was involved in Christian fellowship throughout law school and college and currently attends Jacob’s Well Church in Westport.
Before becoming an attorney, Jordan lived in India where he worked for International Justice Mission, a legal human rights NGO, to combat forced labor. He also worked in China, where he taught English language and literature, researched political education and conducted summer camps for children.
Busier Than a Centipede at a Toe-Counting Contest: Exponential Mass Tort Case Filing Volume as a Function of Bogus Trigger Dates, States' Statutes of Limitations, and Profit Potential, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 13, 2019 (with Eric Anielak, Adrienne Byard and Harley Ratliff).