Jordan depends on his advocacy, efficiency and practicality to solve problems. A trusted advisor when litigation is neither pending nor imminent, Jordan prides himself on doing his best work when things look most bleak. He’s litigated a wide variety of commercial cases, including trying bench and jury trials to verdicts. Jordan focuses on real estate, insurance, shareholder disputes and transportation/administrative law matters.
Jordan’s real estate practice has included the representation of the largest commercial property owners in the world, real estate investment trusts, developers, contractors, suppliers and buyers and sellers of real estate in Philadelphia. He’s familiar with the mechanics of real property transactions and benefits greatly from that experience in the courtroom. Jordan litigates commercial transactions gone awry, construction disputes, land use matters, zoning appeals, lease disputes and a multitude of other matters where real property lies at the heart of the case.
In his insurance practice, Jordan litigates coverage disputes and counsels policyholders when buying coverage and during the claims process. He’s litigated multi-million dollar coverage cases in federal court and up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but he takes the most pride in convincing carriers to reverse coverage positions pre-suit. While Jordan has experience across lines, he has taken a particular interest in cyberinsurance, where he has become a thought leader, frequent lecturer and hosts the oldest and longest-standing blog devoted exclusively to cyberinsurance coverage law. In 2018, Jordan earned a Certification from Harvard University's Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age. You can view his cyberinsurance blog at www.databreachninja.com.
When shareholders, partners or members of privately held companies no longer see eye to eye, Jordan is an aggressive litigator who nevertheless understands that the best results in these cases are often not obtained in courtrooms. He counsels individuals and companies on their rights under applicable agreements and statutes, and he litigates dissolution actions, derivative matters, breaches of fiduciary duties and books and records demands. Jordan regularly appears in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Program, where he has successfully dissolved private companies, steered the liquidation of real estate and other assets and worked closely with receivers on operational and wind-down matters.
One of the few lawyers in Philadelphia with deep experience with the regulatory and litigation issues impacting taxicab, limousine and dispatch companies, Jordan has represented clients before Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Philadelphia Parking Authority and in State and Federal Court. He was at the center of novel Network Transportation Company issues in the City, has worked amicably to resolve problems with regulatory authorities against whom he has also vigorously litigated and has handled regulatory applications, complaints, protests and appeals. Jordan has used this experience to represent clients in various aspects of administrative law, including issues related to telecommunications companies, business permits and medical marijuana licensure.
A lawsuit is not always the right strategy, and Jordan is not always the right lawyer. Whether clients need to draw on the Firm’s deep pool of talented lawyers to employ sophisticated transactional or tax strategies, is looking for a subject matter expert to help with operational issues or needs a referral to an attorney who is the right fit, Jordan’s primary and only goal is to put his clients in the best position possible to succeed.
Rutgers Camden School of Law, J.D., Highest Honors (2008)
Pace University, M.A., Honors (2005)
Emory University, B.S., Highest Honors (2003)
Speeches and Publications
"Cutting Edge Topics in Cyberinsurance Coverage," National Webcast through West LegalEd Center, Celesq AttorneysEd Center, June 19, 2019
Quoted in "West Wildwood mayor living with police chief fined $24,900 by state for violating ethics laws," Amy S. Rosenberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 15, 2019
“Resiliency in Today’s Cyber-Ecosystem,” Institute of Internal Auditors Central Jersey Chapter Annual Fraud Conference, May 7, 2019
“The Cyber Insurance Battle Begins,” Matthew Fleischer-Black, CyberInsecurity News, March 2019 (quoted)
"The Cause of Action for Breach of Data: The Problem with Relying on Courts When Managing the Risks of Cloud Services," Michael A. Stoolman, 70 Rutgers U.L.Rev. 717 (Rutgers Law Review, Spring 2018 (cited)
Continuing Legal Education "The Emerging Landscape of Cyberliability and Cyberinsurance," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 14, 2017
Amerihealth Caritas "Your Data or Your Wallet: The Ransomware Threat," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2017
“Content Analysis of Cyber Insurance Policies,” Sasha Romanosky et al.,RAND Corp. Working Paper, September 2017 (cited)
Quoted in "Merck Hack Part of Massive Global Attack," Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2017
Author, "What Pension Fund Trustees Need to Know About Cyberinsurance," Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees Third Quarter Newsletter, 2017
Author, "Targeting Law Firms: Cyber Criminals Want What You've Got," The Philadelphia Lawyer, Winter 2017
Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee and Pension Systems Spring Forum, "Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Information Safe," Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2017
Safe America Regional Meeting "Cyberinsurance Primer," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 3, 2017
Evolving Fiduciary Obligations of Institutional Investors Annual Conference, "Tailoring Cyberinsurance for Public Pension Funds," Tempe, Arizona, February 21, 2017
Drexel Law, "It Wasn't Me: The Interplay Between Cyberinsurance and Cybercrime," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 16, 2017 and June 13, 2016
Co-Author, "What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance," Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check Fall Bulletin, Fall 2016
Quoted in "How Your Law Firm Can Avoid Cyber Crime: Train Your Employees," Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1, 2016
Large Public Agency, "Cyberinsurance Primer," New Jersey, June 12, 2016
"Cyber 2.0: What We've Learned So Far and What We Haven't," Denver, Colorado, February 17, 2016, University Risk Management and Insurance Association Western Regional Conference
Continuing Legal Education, "Cyberinsurance Coverage's Emerging Landscape," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 9, 2015
Continuing Legal Education, "Cyberinsurance Coverage 101," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 28, 2015
Presenter Cutting Edge Topics in Cyberinsurance Coverage, June 19, 2019