Jordan Elias, Senior Counsel at Girard Gibbs, 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.
Jordan is the author of many successful briefs and the law review article The Ascertainability Landscape and the Modern Affidavit, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (2017). He has also written and edited for authoritative treatises, such as California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy, and California Class Actions and Coordinated Proceedings. 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 received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in 2016. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2014.
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.