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Carla Jordan-Detamore

Carla Jordan-Detamore Senior Associate, Litigation

Carla is an associate in the complex commercial litigation practice group. Her practice primarily focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, antitrust class action defense, and civil litigation. 

Her litigation and client counseling experience includes managing complex electronic discovery, conducting internal investigations, acting as trial counsel before arbitration panels, defending clients in False Claims Act proceedings, defending clients in regulatory investigations and litigation arising out of financial restatements and accounting fraud and malpractice allegations, and advising clients on compliance matters related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other public corruption laws. Carla is an active member of Vinson & Elkins’ Diversity Council, acting as an Office Lead for the Washington Office. The following is a list of representative matters in which Carla has assisted. 

Experience Highlights

  • Trial counsel defending $25 million claim against accounting firm by bankruptcy litigation trust alleging audit malpractice; client won a take nothing arbitration award in 2018 after full hearing on the merits 
  • Represented leading alternative energy company in two-week arbitration under AAA Construction Industry Arbitration Rules against terminated construction contractor
  • (C.D. Ill.) — Represented defense contractor in a False Claims Act action involving allegations of fraud in connection with the settlement of a foreign subcontractor’s requests for equitable adjustment 
  • (ASBCA) – Represented defense contractor in two-week trial before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals for resolution of certified claim
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Defending a foreign supplier and its U.S.-based affiliate in class action multi-district litigation related to allegations of price-fixing in the lithium ion batteries industry
  • (N.D. Cal.) – Defending a large consumer-electronics company in class action multi-district litigations involving allegations of price-fixing in the optical disc drive industry
  • Representing U.S. and foreign companies in creating new anticorruption compliance programs to reflect changes in law and enforcement trends, and reviewing and revising existing programs and policies; developing anticorruption compliance training; and conducting due diligence on prospective agents and business partners 
  • Successfully represented unaccompanied child in obtaining state court orders to petition for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status 
  • (D.D.C.) – Represented individual in a federal public corruption prosecution regarding the District of Columbia 2010 mayoral campaign (lead associate in sentencing phase)


Contact Details

Washington

T +1.202.639.6590
F +1.202.478.0744
cjordan-detamore@velaw.com
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037
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Carla's Practices

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2013 (Senior Staff Editor, Washington University Law Review)
  • Duke University, B.A., Cultural Anthropology, 2008
  • Admitted to practice: Virginia; District of Columbia; Fourth Circuit; Eastern District of Virginia; Central District of Illinois; Northern District of Texas
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, 2013–2014 
  • President: Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association, 2018-2019 Term, Named Voluntary Bar Association of the Year by the D.C. Bar for 2018-2019
    • Member: The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 - Electronic Document Retention & Production
    • Legal Advisory Committee Member: Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
    • Affiliate Representative on National Board of Governors: National Bar Association
    • Member: American Bar Association
    • 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder
    • Member: Women’s White Collar Defense Association
      • D.C. Office Lead – V&E Diversity Council
        • Coach, NBLSA Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition & Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition