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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 handling professional liability cases, representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy litigation, and representing financial institutions and their executives.

Jordan is called on regularly to attack and defend complex valuations and damage models. His experience also includes, among other things, lender-liability defense, energy litigation, contract disputes, and defending cases brought by bankruptcy trustees.

Professional-Liability Defense

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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 

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — In case led by V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented energy company as debtor in heavily litigated bankruptcy; plan confirmed, eliminating approximately $3.5 billion in debt

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

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

  • (Bankr. N.D. Tex.) — In case led by V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, represented quick-service restaurant company in prepackaged bankruptcy; plan confirmed

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

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — In case led by V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, representing energy company in operatorship dispute (pending)

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

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

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — In case led by V&E’s Restructuring and Reorganization team, representing energy company in operatorship dispute (pending)

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — Representing energy company in dispute over enforceability of JOA provisions (pending

  • (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  

  • (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  

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — Representing energy company in dispute over enforceability of JOA provisions (pending

  • (Tex. Dist. – Dallas Cnty.) Represented hospital in shareholder oppression and breach of contract suit 

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)