Jordan Elias is a partner at Girard Sharp LLP in San Francisco. He has pursued civil claims against pharmaceutical companies, oil and tobacco companies, and the nation’s largest banks.
Jordan authored the law review articles Cooperative Federalism in Class Actions, 86 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (2019), 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). He serves as Coordinating Editor for the American Bar Association’s Survey of Federal Class Action Law. 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. A former Chief Arbitrator for the San Francisco Bar Association’s attorney-client fee disputes program, Jordan now serves as the program’s Vice-Chair.
Jordan was awarded the Field Prize in the humanities at Yale, where he was also an all-Ivy League sprinter. After graduating from Stanford Law School, he clerked for the late Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.