Ms. Jordan is President of Jordan Associates, a firm that provides arbitration and mediation services and consults with corporations looking to deliver legal services and manage litigation and compliance risk more strategically. Ms. Jordan serves on the AAA’s Commercial and Employment Panels, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and is included on the Northern District of Illinois’s list of mediators available for the Lanham Act Mediation Program. In addition to her work with Jordan Associates, Ms. Jordan represents multi-national corporations as well as start-ups on a variety of transactional matters as Of Counsel to the Chicago firm Mandell Menkes LLC.
From 1999 until 2004, Ms. Jordan served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of PeopleSoft, Inc., the world's second largest provider of enterprise application software with annual revenues of approximately $ 2.8 billion. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Ms. Jordan was Vice President and General Counsel for Sega of America, Inc. Before that she was a partner in the Palo Alto firm, Carr & Ferrell, concentrating on litigation, licensing and intellectual property matters.
She has also held positions as Vice President and General Counsel for Worlds of Wonder, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic toys and games, and Assistant General Counsel for Dole Foods, Inc., a $2 billion food processing and real estate development corporation, and as Corporate Counsel with Beatrice Companies, Inc. and Gould Inc., both Fortune 500 companies.
Throughout her 30+ year legal career, Ms. Jordan has focused on commercial, intellectual property and technology law, representing clients with significant domestic and international patent, copyright and trademark portfolios. She has substantial experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, technology licenses, outsourcing agreements and distribution deals. Ms. Jordan has also been involved in litigating numerous commercial and intellectual property disputes in both state and federal courts, including disputes related to intellectual property infringement, failed software development and failed implementations, breaches of contract and technology licenses, and agent and distributor terminations.
Ms. Jordan is a frequent speaker and author on technology, intellectual property and commercial topics and has been published in the National Law Journal. She is a contributor to “Winning Legal Strategies for Software Companies: Leading Lawyers on Protecting IP, Negotiating Contracts, and Creating Legal Game Plans.” She chaired the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force on Early Dispute Resolution from 2014 - 2017. Ms. Jordan has served multiple terms on the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Board of Directors, was on the American Law Institute’s Advisory Committee for the Restatement of Unfair Competition, and was on the Trademark Review Commission which drafted the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988, the first major revision to U.S. trademark law since 1946. She also chaired INTA’s Brief Amicus Committee for several years, served on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section, and was a member of an ABA Task Force on Security Interests in Intellectual Property.
Ms. Jordan received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.A. from Northwestern University.