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.