- Class Action Defense
- Energy Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 512.721.2679|
|University ||The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., summa cum laude|
|Law School||University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors|
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:
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.
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.
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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...
Texas Supreme Court Holds Cost to Remove Carbon Dioxide Injected in Enhanced Recovery Operations Is Properly Deductible from Royalties
Sean D. Jordan,Stephanie E. Kinzel-Tapper,Carter L. Williams, July 9, 2014
On June 27, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion in Marcia Fuller French, et al v. Occidental Permian Ltd., No 12-002 (Tex. June 27, 2014), a case closely followed by the oil and gas industry.1 In its unanimous decision and on an issue of first impression, the court declared that removal of...
Texas Supreme Court Limits Fraud Claims by Terminated Employees
David A. Baay,Thomas R. Bundy,Peter N. Farley,Sean D. Jordan,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, May 27, 2014
In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Texas declared that at-will employees may not bring an action for fraud that is contingent on the promise of continued at-will employment. The Court also held that employees subject to a collective bargaining agreement are bound by the...
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