Jordan sharpened her advocacy skills as a law clerk for the Office of the Administration of Justice at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City. Within the Office of Staff Legal Assistance, Jordan represented UN staff and employees and litigated cases against the Secretary-General involving administrative, criminal, employment and international and municipal law.
The largest portion of Jordan’s current practice is commercial litigation. She has represented several corporate clients (both as plaintiff and defendant) in suits involving ICANN domain name, Lanham Act and trade dress, trade secret, non-competition/non-solicitation and other business tort disputes (such as breach of contract, tortious interference with contract/business relationship). I have won and defended temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
Jordan has also:
Litigated several business and contract disputes in Kent County courts — often in the Circuit Court’s Specialized Business Docket;
Been selected to be part of the litigation team, through Talcott Franklin P.C., representing a group of RMBS investors in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase and the FDIC pending in Washington D.C.;
Filed multi-million dollar discrimination case against local bank on behalf of several local minority business owners;
Filed high-profile RICO and fraud case against former Judge, Prosecutor and county officials in a southern Michigan county;
Successfully resolved through mediation an alleged six-figure fraud and conversion claim in Miami-Dade County, Florida;
Provided Grand Rapids corporation with an annual revenue of upwards of $800 million advice regarding eDiscovery and document retention policy;
Provided local counsel services for a Texas-based retail corporation with a billion-dollar annual revenue;
Represented professional and elite amateur bicyclists in all forms of contract negotiation and litigation.
Although Jordan is a self-described litigator, she believes some litigation can be avoided by thoughtful planning. Jordan provides counseling and support to small and medium sized businesses in Michigan by assisting them with formation, asset protection and transactional matters.
Jordan also provides sophisticated legal services to large businesses. She has helped a seasoned entrepreneur achieve success by providing legal analyses regarding non-bank lending services and successfully defended another international corporate client against allegations of a design patent infringement.
Jordan also provides critical support to individuals facing legal emergencies related to negligence, tort liability, and even select criminal matters.
In her spare time, Jordan trains and competes in duathlons. She is also an avid equestrian. She currently rides in Lowell, Mich. and is a member of a Fox Hunting Club located in Maryville, Tenn.
Jordan graduated from Hope College where she received a double degree—B.A. in political science/international studies and B.A. in women’s studies. Jordan also graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she received her Juris Doctorate.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Jordan is licensed to practice law in Michigan and is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association and American Inns of Court. Jordan is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and all Michigan State courts.
Jordan is also a Member of the Board of Directors for Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Inc., and a member of the Grand Rapids Young Professionals.