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 “More Than Tangential”: When Does the Public Have a Right to Access Judicial Records?, 29 Journal of Law & Policy 367 (2021), 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 also wrote the chapter on the Supreme Court in the ABA’s Survey of Federal Class Action Law, and is responsible for the chapter on antitrust standing, causation and remedies in California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law (Matthew Bender). He has filed friend-of-the-court briefs representing legal scholars, the American Independent Business Alliance, Public Justice, and the League of Women Voters.
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.