David J. Jordan
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 578-6968 Direct
(801) 578-6999 Fax


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David J. Jordan


David Jordan is a partner of the firm concentrating his practice in commercial litigation. He has represented business and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, including anti-trust cases, intellectual property cases, environmental cases, mining cases, securities cases and other commercial disputes. David is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, and served from 1992 to 1993 as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the firm's White Collar Criminal Law practice group, and is experienced in handling criminal matters.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Selected by Best Lawyers® as Litigation-Securities Law Lawyer of the Year, Salt Lake City, 2015; Litigation-Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year, Salt Lake City, 2013; and Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year, Salt Lake City, 2014-2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Environmental, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Securities), 2005-2007, 2009-2017
  • Selected as a Legal Elite by Utah Business, 2011
  • Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial), 2004-2012
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2009-2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Chair, Utah State Bar Litigation Section, 1996-1997
  • Administrative Law Judge, Utah Procurement Appeals Board, 1986-1991
  • Sutherland Inn of Court II, Master of the Bench, 1986-2010

Civic Activities

  • Chair, Board of Regents, Utah System of Higher Education, 2010-present
  • Member, Utah State Board of Regents, 1997-2010
  • Board of Directors, Utah Museum of Natural History, 1999-2002
  • Board of Ethics, Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, 1998-2002
  • Legislative Juvenile Justice Task Force, 1996-2000
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Southern Utah University, 1989-1991, 1993-1997
  • Chair, Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-Violence Coordinating Council,
  • U.S. Attorney General Advisory Committee, 1992-1993
  • Governor's Task Force on Foreign Direct Investment, 1991
  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 1982-1989


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1979
    Order of the Coif
    Editorial Board, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Bowdoin College, B.A., 1974, cum laude


  • Utah
  • Wyoming (inactive) 

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