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Jordan S. Elias

Jordan S. Elias

Girard Gibbs LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Jordan Elias, a Girard Gibbs partner, represents consumers and investors injured by corporate violations. He has pursued civil claims against monopolists, price-fixing cartels, oil and tobacco companies, and the nation’s largest banks. In addition, over the past decade Jordan has taken on pharmaceutical companies for collusion leading to inflated prescription drug prices.

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Jordan is the author of the law review articles Course Correction—Data Breach as Invasion of Privacy, 69 Baylor L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), and The Ascertainability Landscape and the Modern Affidavit, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (2017). He serves as Coordinating Editor for the American Bar Association’s Survey of Federal Circuit Courts’ Class Action Decisions. Other authoritative treatises to which Jordan has contributed include California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy, and California Class Actions and Coordinated Proceedings.

Jordan received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in 2016. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2014. A former Chief Arbitrator for the San Francisco Bar Association’s attorney-client fee disputes program, Jordan now serves on the program’s Executive Committee.

Early in his career, Jordan clerked for the late Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then defended technology companies in securities and intellectual property cases at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and practiced as an appellate specialist at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.

Jordan is a native Californian who attended Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, where he was a CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

Jordan S. Elias is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Course Correction—Data Breach as Invasion of Privacy - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Litigation Strategies and Defenses 2018 , Monday, January 29, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits - Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits - Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits - Class Certification in Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action Suits, Monday, January 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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