David J. Jordan


David Jordan is a partner in the Litigation Department at Foley & Lardner LLP. David is based in the Salt Lake City office, where he is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has represented business and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex business litigation, antitrust cases, intellectual property cases, mining cases, securities cases, government investigations, and other commercial disputes.

David is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah and served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

Awards and Recognition

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Administrative/Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City (2014, 2016 and 2019); Litigation – Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City (2015); and Litigation-Antitrust Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City (2013)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Securities) (2005–2007, 2009–2022)
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (2007–2012, 2016–2021)
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial) (2004–2012, 2017–2023)
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite (Civil Litigation), listed since 2011
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Chair, Utah State Bar Litigation Section (1996–1997)
  • Sutherland Inn of Court II, Master of the Bench (1986–2010)

Community Involvement

  • Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (2015–present)
  • Chair, Board of Regents, Utah System of Higher Education (2010–2012)
  • Member, Utah State Board of Regents (1997–2010)
  • Board of Directors, Utah Museum of Natural History (1999–2002)
  • Board of Ethics, Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee (1998–2002)
  • Legislative Juvenile Justice Task Force (1996–2000)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Southern Utah University (1989–1991, 1993–1997)
  • Chair, Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-Violence Coordinating Council (1994–1996)
  • U.S. Attorney General Advisory Committee (1992–1993)
  • Governor’s Task Force on Foreign Direct Investment (1991)