JORDEN BURT LLP
For more than twenty years, JORDEN BURT has enjoyed a national reputation for excellence in litigation and counseling services to the financial services and insurance industries. Drawing together the talents of lawyers who are outstanding in a variety of separate legal disciplines, the Firm is organized into seven Industry Groups: Life Insurance, Health Care, Property & Casualty Insurance, Reinsurance, Investment Companies & Advisers, Securities, and Consumer Finance & Banking, which are supported by comprehensive Practice Teams. From a practice founded by our senior partner in 1982, the Firm has evolved into a highly organized strategic team, functioning across Industry Groups, Practice Teams, and geographic locations. Our focus is on assuring a reputation for excellence, integrity, teamwork, and an understanding of and service to the needs of our clients.
Long recognized as a pioneer in the creation of innovative financial and investment fund structures and of insurance and reinsurance products, JORDEN BURT is a preeminent defender of the financial services and insurance industry in market conduct, class action, securities, trademark, intellectual property, and other complex contract litigation. The Firm's clients include some of the largest multinational and domestic corporations, issuers of financial and insured products for businesses, pension and welfare plans, and individuals, with distribution through systems and electronic networks in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and developing markets around the globe.
The Firm's Industry Groups and Practice Teams bring the intellect and expertise of the entire Firm to bear on matters originating in any office, promoting the exchange of information and allowing for proficient and successful project management within and among various practices. The Washington, D.C., Florida, and Connecticut offices are fully integrated and linked by leading edge technologies and shared databases. Moreover, our Industry Groups possess an unparalleled understanding of our clients' business needs, while our Practice Teams deliver a high level of technical and legal expertise to all of our relationships.
RANGE OF SERVICES
No law firm has a "deeper bench" than JORDEN BURT in the defense of the insurance, healthcare, and financial services industries in class action litigation - having successfully represented more than 25 national and international insurers in hundreds of class actions; numerous banks and consumer finance companies in consumer credit class actions; and broker-dealers and other financial distribution firms in defense of alleged violations of securities laws and FINRA regulations. JORDEN BURT lawyers have been in courtrooms across the country, and have defended more than 300 class actions over the past fifteen years. Our trial teams have tried more than a dozen "market conduct" cases, and numerous reinsurance and brokerage arbitration disputes. We have appeared in state and federal courts in nearly every state, including appeals in eleven of the twelve Federal Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
JORDEN BURT represents many of the largest U.S. and international corporate and financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare insurers, investment funds, broker dealers, and investment advisers, as well as other retail and highly regulated industries, sovereign governments, and industry associations. For more than two decades, the Firm has been at the forefront in defending against litigation challenges. Through innovative analysis and successful arguments before trial and appellate courts, JORDEN BURT has helped establish vital legal barriers and defenses against attempts by the plaintiffs' bar to impose new forms of liability and damages in amounts that could have been catastrophic.
JORDEN BURT has worked tirelessly with companies and industry associations in an effort to help the industries they represent transition toward new business models and standards, enabling corporate, retail, and financial firms to circumscribe potential liability and prosper in an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. The Firm is dedicated to helping its clients face and defeat new threats of liability and exposure, including regulatory, litigation, and reputational challenges by:
- Providing operational risk assessments and business practice reviews for our clients
- Defending challenges from the plaintiff's bar including consumer fraud actions, new theories of liability, class action developments, punitive damage claims, and other high exposure litigation
- Continually improving the quality and focus of our product and business practices, building through strategic acquisition and calculated expansion to ensure the highest quality of business counseling on product development, reinsurance, and business acquisitions
JORDEN BURT publishes print and online versions of EXPECT FOCUS®, the leading law firm newsletter concentrating on topics of concern to the financial services industry.