- Stanford University (B.A., Public Policy, 2003)
- Columbia Law School (J.D., 2008)
Law Clerk to The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2008-2009)
Jordan Connors is a trusted litigator with a nationwide practice serving clients in high-stakes matters in both state and federal court. Connors has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of commercial cases, including cases that involve environmental disasters, class actions, patent infringement, trusts and estates, securities fraud, and false advertising. Connors has achieved success for his clients – who range from industry leaders to small businesses and individuals – against some of the largest companies and organizations in the world, from big banks, to big tech, to big wireless, to the United States Government.
Connors is frequently called on to litigate some of the nation’s most cutting-edge cases.
For example, Connors served as counsel to the largest political subdivisions in the largest state in the nation—including the University of California system, the California State University System, and the County of Los Angeles—in a landmark suit against the “Big 4” wireless carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile for fraudulently over-billing the government. Connors’ clients secured record settlements valued at $175 million. Read more about the case on Law Street Media and Law360 (subscription required).
In the nationally followed environmental matter, In re Flint Water Crisis Litigation, Connors represents a class of tens of thousands of Flint residents impacted by the Flint water crisis. Connors has served as a leader on the case from drafting the initial complaint to coordinating and overseeing the strategic planning and efforts among the nine law firms litigating the case on behalf of the class. Connors’S team recently secured preliminary approval of a $641 million settlement with multiple government defendants. Connors continues to pursue claims against the remaining defendants on behalf of certain residents in the City of Flint harmed by the water crisis.
Connors also secured a $16.5 million settlement one month before trial (net settlement of $11.7 million) in a securities fraud class action arising from alleged misrepresentations by a biotechnology executive in a conference call with investors
Law & Politics Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named Mr. Connors a “Rising Star” every year since 2013, an honor bestowed on 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of Washington for “demonstrated excellence in the practice of law.”
Connors is an active member of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington where he represents the Seattle Community Police Commission in its effort to provide community input on reforms for the Seattle Police Department.
Before joining Susman Godfrey Connors served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.