Jordan Elias is a partner at Girard Sharp LLP in San Francisco. He has pursued civil claims against oil and tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies and the nation’s largest banks.
Jordan authored the law review articles The Multistate Problem in Consumer Class Actions and Three Solutions, 17 Harvard Law & Policy Review ___ (2023) (forthcoming), “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 chapters 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 and the League of Women Voters.
Jordan was awarded the Field Prize in the humanities at Yale, where he was 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.