Lawrence R. Jordan

Lawrence R. Jordan is the Practice Group Coordinator of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group, and the managing partner of the Firm's Ann Arbor office, he is also a member of the Privacy and Datasecurity Practice Group. He has substantial experience in intellectual property, information technology, Internet, domain name, technology transfer, biotech, publishing and entertainment law. His experience includes transactional work, as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation.

In over 39 years of practice, he has represented companies, foundations and creative individuals in a broad range of intellectual property matters, especially trademark and copyrights. Clients value his extensive experience in counseling on strategies to protect and commercialize inventions, creations and ideas.

Mr. Jordan earned his Bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Michigan; he also attended the Université de Paris, and is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, where he received the Bureau of National Affairs Award for graduating seniors.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan Supreme Court and All Michigan State Courts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California— Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California— Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York— Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois— Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio— Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Court

Teaching, Lectures, and Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar ("ICLE") "Representing Your Entertainment Law Client", 7/16/1990— Speaker
  • ICLE Seminar "Representing Your Arts, Entertainment or Sport Client: From Contracts to Cash to Copyright", 11/5/1993— Speaker
  • ICLE Seminar "Advanced Entertainment Law", 12/5/2002— Moderator
  • ICLE Seminar "Representing the Athlete", 10/21/2003— Moderator
  • ICLE Seminar "Protecting Your Client's Intellectual Property: Strategies for the Business Lawyer", 11/11/2003— Speaker ICLE Seminar "Advertising Law", 11/5/2004— Speaker
  • ICLE Seminar "The Brave New World of Law & Technology: Handling Legal Issues in Communications and Other Cutting Edge Technologies", 5/11/2006— Moderator
  • ICLE Seminar "The Law of Doing Business Online", 6/5/2007— Moderator
  • ICLE Seminar "Representing the Celebrity", 5/29/2008— Speaker
  • ICLE Seminar "Hot Topics in Entertainment Law: Gaming & Internet Law", 5/20/2009— Moderator and Speaker
  • "Databases After Tasini; Why Your Clients Need Written Licenses for Copyrightable Content," Res Ipsa Loquitur, April, 2000.
  • "Into The Legalese Thicket: Indemnification and Hold Harmless Clauses,” PMA Newsletter, June 1996.
  • "Fame, Fortune and The 'Right of Publicity,'" Res Ipsa Loquitur, February, 1996.
  • "When and How to Use Your 'Standard' Contracts," PMA Newsletter, January, 1996.
  • "Why You Are Interested in Publisher's Insurance (Whether You Know It Or Not)," Mid-America Publishers Association Newsletter, November/December, 1995.
  • "Copyrights in Architectural Works," Res Ispa Loquitur, October, 1995.
  • "Significant Arts Legislation in Michigan," Michigan Bar Journal, November, 1986 and additional Bar Journal article, 1999
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann } Arbor, Michigan; Taught: "Economic and Legal Aspects of Art," — 1990 to 1999
  • Adjunct Instructor, Eastern Michigan University College of Business, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Taught business law courses covering corporations, agency, contracts and related matters, 1982 to 1989
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Michigan, Residential College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Developed and taught course "Law and the Artist" covering contract, intellectual property and constitutional law for the arts.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell® rated "AV", 1998 to Present
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2005 to Present
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2006 to Present
  • State Bar of Michigan John Hensel Award, 1995
  • State of Michigan Senate honorary Resolution, 1992
  • dbusiness Top Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Best Lawyers Ann Arbor's "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017 in copyright law
  • Best Lawyers Ann Arbor's "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 and 2015 in intellectual property litigation
  • Best Lawyers Ann Arbor's "Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 in intellectual property litigation, copyright law and trademark law

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan Information Technology Section (formerly Computer Law Section)— Past Chair
  • Intellectual Property Section of Washtenaw County Bar— Past Co-Chair
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association— Member
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education— Technology Advisory Board
  • The Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation— Lifetime Member

Civic & Cultural Involvement

  • Friends of the Ann Arbor Library— Lifetime Member
  • Jazzistry— Pro Bono Attorney
  • Authors Guild— Member
  • Independent Books Publishers Association— Member
  • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra— Board of Directors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association - Member
  • Huron Valley Corvette Club - Member

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