Sean D. Jordan: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sean D. Jordan


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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • Class Action Defense
  • Energy Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.721.2679
Fax: 512.721.2656
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., summa cum laude
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
Admitted1994, Texas

Sean Jordan has handled appellate cases and complex civil litigation in both government service and private practice. He serves as co-leader of Sutherland's Appellate Litigation practice and as Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Austin office. Sean has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and has written numerous Supreme Court briefs.

Sean represents clients in appeals involving:
•Commercial issues
•Class actions
•Energy companies
•Insurance disputes
•Constitutional issues

Prior to joining Sutherland, Sean served as the principal deputy solicitor general in the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas, representing the state, its agencies and officials in numerous appeals before federal and state courts. Sean led a team of appellate lawyers charged with supervising the federal and state court appeals handled by the Texas Attorney General's Office. He also coordinated the amicus curiae practice of the State of Texas in the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal circuit and state appellate courts.

In private practice, Sean handles appellate litigation as well as complex commercial cases in federal and state trial courts, with an emphasis on class action defense.

Prior to practicing law, Sean served in the United States Army as an infantryman and paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Selected Experience

Attorney successfully defends constitutional validity of Texas Open Meetings Act.

Attorney defeats statewide proposed injunctive class action.

Attorney wins high-profile, breach-of-contract case for state university.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of commercial litigation (2015)


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Texas Apartment Association Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Case
Peter Hansen,Sean D. Jordan,Robert A. Lemus,Kent C. Sullivan, December 10, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Fair Housing Act case to address whether the Act prohibits facially neutral conduct that has an unintended disparate impact on members of a protected class. In its amicus curiae brief, the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) argues that the text and history of the...
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Sean D. Jordan

600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000
AustinTX 78701


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