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Jordan W. Leu
Jordan W. Leu
Counsel — Commercial & Business Litigation
Counsel — Commercial & Business Litigation

Jordan W. Leu

Jordan W. Leu
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Jordan W. Leu

Jordan is a commercial litigator with a wide range of experience in state and federal courts and in arbitration. He has significant experience representing debtors, creditors, and sponsors in bankruptcy litigation, representing financial institutions and energy companies, and representing lawyers and law firms.

Jordan is called on regularly to attack and defend complex valuations and damage models. His experience includes, among other things, lender-liability defense, contract disputes, defending cases brought by bankruptcy trustees, and the representation of bank directors and officers in administrative and regulatory proceedings.

Experience Highlights

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented offshore-focused upstream company as debtor in heavily litigated bankruptcy; plan confirmed, eliminating approximately $3.5 billion in debt

  • (E.D. Tex.) — Summary judgment for national bank on 30 of 31 lender liability counterclaims; bank prevailed on the remaining counterclaim at trial 

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — Represented private equity fund in dispute over enforceability of JOA provisions; obtained summary disposition of opposing party’s primary defense; case thereafter resolved by agreement

  • (5th Cir.; E.D. Tex.) — Judgment rendered for law firm under Rule 12(b)(6) in suit brought by client’s insurer; Court of Appeals held that law firm was immune from suit

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented integrated oil and gas company as debtor; plan confirmed, deleveraging more than $650 million in debt-for-equity transaction with subordinated noteholders

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented ad hoc group of lenders in prepackaged chapter 11 cases of oilfield services company

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented private equity firms as equity owners of oil and gas company; plan confirmed

  • (Bankr. W.D. Pa.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented purchaser of liquidating energy company’s assets in settling royalty litigation

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented secured lender in chapter 11 liquidation of energy company; plan confirmed

  • (Bankr. N.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented quick-service restaurant company in prepackaged bankruptcy; plan confirmed

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented debtor energy company in contract-rejection matter arising from bankruptcy; client prevailed

  • (Bankr. D.S.C.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, defended retailer against bankruptcy trustee’s fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer claims of over $300 million

  • (E.D. Tex.) — Summary judgment for national bank on 30 of 31 lender liability counterclaims; bank prevailed on the remaining counterclaim at trial 

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) —  Summary disposition for national bank in lender liability case based on alleged wire fraud against bank’s customer 

  • (Multiple Courts) — Represented financial institution in class action and various related suits arising from unsuccessful healthcare program; class settlement approved  

  • (N.D. Tex.; Bankr. N.D. Tex. ) — Represented lender in simultaneously pending Bankruptcy Court and District Court cases involving lender liability and fraudulent transfer claims  

  • (Bankr. W.D. Pa.) — Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented purchaser of liquidating energy company’s assets in settling royalty litigation

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n; Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Represented energy company in operatorship dispute and subsequent bankruptcy litigation

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Representing non-operator in marketing fee dispute with operator (pending)

  • (5th Cir.; N.D. Tex.) — Dismissal with prejudice, affirmed by Court of Appeals, of all claims brought against court-appointed receiver and receiver’s law firm

  • (Tex. Dist. – Dallas Cnty.) — Summary judgment for law firm in legal malpractice suit arising from foreclosure (case is on appeal) 

  • (Bankr. N.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.) — Partial summary judgment for law firm in professional liability suit by bankruptcy trustee alleging malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting 

  • (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) — Defended former President and CEO of a South Texas bank in an OCC regulatory investigation; after responding to numerous subpoenas and the client’s deposition, the OCC decided not to assess a civil money penalty

  • (Tex. Dist. − Hidalgo Cnty.) — Represented former directors and officers of a South Texas bank in litigation brought by bank shareholders based on private placement memorandum  

  • (Office of Financial Institution Adjudication) — Defended current and former bank directors in a variety of matters involving allegations of unsafe or unsound practices, gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, false entry, and other violations of law and regulation  

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2009
  • The University of Texas, B.A., Government with highest honors, 2006 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Jordan began his career in the firm’s finance practice group, where he gained experience working on a variety of syndicated loan transactions, credit documents, and security documents.
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019 and 2020
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association
  • Member: Harvard Club of Dallas
  • Texas
  • “Top Ten Ways to Avoid Claims and Ethical Problems,” Annual In-House Symposium 2018, April 27, 2018 (speaker)
  • “September 1 Changes to Texas Insurance Law for Property Claims Following Hurricane Harvey,” V&E Property Insurance Law Update E-communication, August 30, 2017 (co-author)