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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

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

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — As first-chair attorney, obtained judgment on partial findings in favor of lender-clients during trial of equity owner’s claims under the Uniform Commercial Code

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

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Lead litigator representing integrated oil and gas company as debtor in chapter 11 cases where the confirmed plan deleveraged more than $650 million in a debt-for-equity transaction and two significant royalty and working interest owner class actions were certified and settled post-confirmation

  • (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.) — Lead litigator representing an ad hoc group of member-owner electric power cooperatives in an electric power company’s bankruptcy case caused by Winter Storm Uri

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Delivered closing argument at confirmation hearing on behalf of industrial ceramics and oilfield products manufacturers as chapter 11 debtors; pre-negotiated chapter 11 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; lead litigator post-sale in settling widespread royalty litigation

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Lead litigator in representation of 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.) — Lead litigator in representation of secured lender in chapter 11 liquidation of energy company; plan confirmed

  • (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.) — 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

  • (Am. Arb. Ass’n) — Take-nothing summary disposition for national bank in lender liability case based on alleged wire fraud against bank’s customer

  • (Multiple Courts) — Multi-year representation of non-bank lender in class action and various related suits arising from the failure of a home-healthcare program; class settlement approved

  • (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

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) — Represented non-operator in marketing fee dispute with operator; matter resolved by agreement

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

  • (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  

  • (Tex. Dist. – Fort Bend Cnty.) — Representing national bank in lender liability case based on embezzlement by bank customer’s employee

  • (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  

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

  • (Tex. Dist. – Dallas Cnty.) — Summary judgment for law firm in legal malpractice suit arising from foreclosure; affirmed by Court of Appeals

  • (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 

  • (Tex. Dist. – Harris Cnty.) — Representation of law firm in professional responsibility litigation against physician and affiliated company; district court upheld privilege assertions and was affirmed by Court of Appeals

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)