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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

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

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Obtained judgment on partial findings in favor of lender-clients during trial of adversary proceeding in upstream company’s chapter 11 reorganization

  • (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

  • Along with members of V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented equity sponsor and certain officers and directors of upstream company in connection with its chapter 11 cases, which resulted in a $1.3 billion credit-bid asset sale, a global settlement with key stakeholders, and confirmation of a chapter 11 plan

  • (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 – 2021
  • 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)