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Jordan Eth

Partner, Morrison Foerster, LLP

Jordan Eth is Co-Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense Group. He is a nationally recognized litigator, representing public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, SEC investigations, derivative suits, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and internal investigations. In 2008, Mr. Eth 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.

Mr. Eth has 25 years of experience handling complex and high-stakes litigation.  He has represented dozens of companies and individuals in a broad range of industries, including financial services, computer software and hardware, life sciences, and consumer products.  Mr. Eth is a Lecturer at Stanford Law School, currently teaching “Modern Securities Fraud Litigation: Public and Private Enforcement.”

Mr. Eth is a frequent speaker across the country on securities litigation topics and actively participates in programs put on by The SEC Institute, the Practising Law Institute, and the Stanford Directors' College. He has also authored many articles on securities litigation.  List of Mr. Eth's speaking engagements.

Mr. Eth is recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation and PLC Which Lawyer? In 2010, he was selected by his peers as one of Law 360's 10 Most Admired Securities Attorneys.

He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from August 1985 through August 1986. From 1980 through 1982, Mr. Eth worked as an economist in Washington, D.C., first for the United States Department of Energy and then for the Budget Committee of the United States House of Representatives.

Mr. Eth received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and 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.

Publications and Multimedia
Credit Suisse Securities v. Simmonds - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-30-12 featuring Jordan Eth and Deanne Maynard
March 30, 2012