Jordan Eth (Speaker)
Jordan is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Defense Group. He is one of the leading securities litigators in the United States, known for his success in handling complex, high-stakes cases. He has more than 30 years of experience representing public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, SEC investigations, derivative suits, M&A litigation, and internal investigations. Based on his and the Group’s recent successes, The Daily Journal named Jordan to its 2021 list of “Top 100 Lawyers” in California. He has also received a “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award” for co-leading the successful defense of JDS Uniphase Corp. and its former executives in a securities class action jury trial seeking $20 billion in damages.
Jordan is recommended by multiple publications including Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation. In 2010, he was selected by his peers as one of Law360’s 10 Most Admired Securities Attorneys. Clients have described Jordan as “the total package of what you could want from a lawyer: judgment, expertise, toughness, and business savvy.” Others have commented that “Jordan Eth is in a class of his own. He is deeply
knowledgeable and experienced and a natural leader without ego issues. He thinks strategically and is extremely responsive, realistic, and clear in his assessments of situations” and that “Jordan understands the CEO mentality with respect to securities actions and navigates the corporate politics of these matters with the same expertise with which he handles the legal case.”
Jordan received his J.D. from Stanford University, Order of the Coif, where he served as Co-President of the Moot Court Board. He received his B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College, with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa. Jordan clerked for United States District Judge Robert F. Peckham, then-Chief Judge for the Northern District of California.