Jordan Schwartz practices primarily in the area of structured finance. As such, he has been lead counsel in hundreds of public and private securitization transactions, involving a wide array of asset classes. Clients he regularly represents include major investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, and institutional investors. In addition to structured finance expertise, Jordan has many years of experience as a corporate lawyer and business advisor and has participated in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings, leveraged aircraft leasing, and computer hardware and software development, acquisition, and licensing arrangements.
Before joining Cadwalader, Jordan was an attorney with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago. He has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Ticketmaster Corporation, a national computerized ticketing services provider.
Jordan co-founded and is currently the Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Group. He has authored or co-authored numerous comment letters on regulatory and securities law matters, including the Dodd-Frank Act and Regulation AB. Jordan is also a member of the Structured Finance Subcommittee of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association and the Secondary and Capital Markets Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Jordan has earned recognition from various independent sources, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA (Tier 1): America's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in American Law.
Jordan received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.