Christian A. Jordan is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Los Angeles office where he is a member of the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Jordan was an associate at Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff with a practice focused on creditors’ rights and business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition and other business disputes.
Mr. Jordan also has experience representing business entities that are under investigation by government authorities. He began his private practice career at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice centered on business litigation and defense of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act suits filed against companies by the United States Department of Justice. The defense of such claims included white collar federal litigation, internal corporate investigations, and the creation and implementation of internal corporate compliance programs.
Mr. Jordan also clerked for the tax counsel/chief investigative counsel of then Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Senator Charles Grassley, where he wrote memoranda on white-collar crime investigations, including securities fraud. He also obtained and analyzed corporate financial statements, wrote memoranda, and briefed national media regarding investigations of large-scale financial and accounting fraud.
Mr. Jordan has been published in an array of journals and other publications. Some of his works include: “New Costs of Doing Business Abroad,” Los Angeles Daily Journal; “Perspective on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Los Angeles Daily Journal; “On Location, In Compliance,” Los Angeles Daily Journal; and “The Casting Couch Is More Than Tortious,” 13 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Women’s Studies.
Mr. Jordan is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all state courts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Mr. Jordan earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, where he was a law journal Senior Editor, and his B.A. from the College of William & Mary.