Jordan Elias

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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 authored the law review articles Course Correction—Data Breach as Invasion of Privacy, 69 Baylor L. Rev. 574 (2018), and The Ascertainability Landscape and the Modern Affidavit, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (2017). His latest article is Tilting at Windmills: Nationwide Class Settlements After In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation (co-authored with Adam Polk).

Jordan received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in 2016, and 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.

Jordan also serves as Coordinating Editor for the American Bar Association’s Survey of Federal Class Action Law. Other 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. He has prepared and presented continuing legal education material at seminars held by the Practising Law Institute, ALI CLE, and Strafford Publications.

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.

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California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY), 2016

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2012-2017

  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2003
    • Member, Stanford Law Review
  • B.A., Yale College, 1998
    • Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
    • Field Prize for best essay or dissertation in the humanities
    • White Prize for best essay in American history
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