300 South Grand Ave., 22nd Floor//Los Angeles, CA 90071-3132//United States
Jordan McCrary’s practice focuses on business litigation, class actions, and investigations. Jordan is a creative yet pragmatic problem solver. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, he has obtained key victories in California courts, federal courts across the country, and in arbitrations. He efficiently and effectively handles contract, tort, and statutory claims on behalf of clients in financial, real estate, healthcare, life sciences, energy, technology, and other sectors. His cases often arise from the sale of businesses, licensing agreements, operating disputes, real property transactions, or consumer complaints.
Jordan maintains an active pro bono practice. For example, he obtained an injunction prohibiting the unlawful eviction of 21 elderly and disabled clients, many of whom were veterans. After securing the clients’ housing, he obtained a substantial monetary recovery on behalf of these vulnerable clients. In recognition of this work, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles named Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. Jordan also received Public Counsel’s Pro Bono Award for Homelessness Prevention.
Jordan is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and previously served as co-chair and founding member of its Technology Committee. Jordan also previously served as an extern for Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the US District Court for the Central District of California.
A seller of corporate housing business in international arbitration against the buyer regarding post-transaction indemnity and breach of contract claims, resulting in client recovering $11.6 million and defeating $16 million in counter-claims
A pharmaceutical company in royalty and licensing agreement dispute, resulting in client recovering $26 million
Prevailed on cross motions for summary judgment arising from a contract dispute resulting in a $200 million victory for the client.
Obtained dismissal on demurrer of claims by real estate investors for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, resulting in a published California Court of Appeal opinion, WA Southwest 2, LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co., 240 Cal.App.4th 148 (2015).
Successfully opposed class certification, effectively disposing of claims exceeding $16 million against client arising from disputes concerning tenants’ security deposits.
Secured summary judgment on behalf of retail goods manufacturer, resulting in dismissal of certified class action seeking damages from client exceeding $12 million arising from alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Obtained dismissal of claims for breaches of representations and warranties in purchase agreement against clients who sold their business.
Achieved dismissal of claims against managing member of LLC by another member concerning management of the LLC and interpretation of the operating agreement.
Secured dismissal of claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and indemnity against client arising from disputes concerning the client’s bylaws.
Obtained key, international discovery under the Hague Convention from banks in Cypress and Latvia on behalf of an international bank prosecuting a case for fraudulent conveyance of real property.
On behalf of a bank defending against claims by an account holder, secured a court order eliminating $18 million in claims.
On behalf of twenty-one elderly and disabled pro bono clients, many of whom were veterans, obtained an injunction prohibiting their unlawful eviction and a substantial monetary settlement, resulting in Morgan Lewis being recognized as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
On behalf of eighteen Holocaust survivors facing homelessness when their tenancies at below-market rates were terminated, negotiated settlement allowing these pro bono clients to remain in their homes without any rental increase for the remainder of their lives.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation and Business Law Sections
Member, American Bar Association
Public Counsel, Pro Bono Award in Homelessness Prevention (2014)
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
University of Southern California Law School, 2012, Juris Doctor
University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude