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Stephen J. Jorden

Stephen J. Jorden

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Overview

Stephen Jorden's practice covers a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters involving insurers and other financial institutions.

Stephen has extensive experience representing insurers and other financial institutions in a variety of complex matters, including major market conduct class actions, commercial contract litigation, and consumer fraud cases. He also has extensive experience with appellate litigation and matters before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. He frequently represents clients pursuing and defending claims brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. He has substantial experience representing clients in multistate and individual state regulatory investigations and proceedings. Stephen further has represented U.S. and foreign clients in a variety of transnational disputes, and has handled complex document intensive cases involving electronic discovery.

 

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Experience

  • Fleisher v. Phoenix Life Insurance Co., No. CV-11-8405 (S.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. Bank National Association v. PHL Variable Insurance Co., No. CV-11-9517 (C.D. Cal.)
  • Mooney v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2010 WL 419962 (D. Minn. 2010) (class action)
  • Paul v. AVIVA Life & Annuity Co., No. 3:09-1490, 2009 WL 3815949 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 12, 2009) (putative class action)
  • In re Am. Investors Life Ins. Co. Annuity Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 2008 WL 2246989 (E.D. Pa. 2008) (putative class action)
  • Negrete v. Allianz Life Ins. Co., Case No. CV 05-6838 (C.D. Cal.) (class action)
  • Negrete v. Allianz Life Ins. Co., 523 F.3d 1091 (9th Cir. 2008) (appellate)
  • Lloyd's v. Siemon-Netto, 457 F.3d 94 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (appellate)
  • In re Allianz Life Ins. Co. Deferred Annuity Marketing and Sales Practice Litigation, 517 F. Supp. 1364 (J.P.M.L. Oct. 10, 2007) (opposing consolidation request)
  • Lloyd's v. Siemon-Netto, No. 03-1524, 2004 WL 5180447 (D.D.C. 2004) (putative class action)
  • In re the Soc'y of Lloyd's Judgment Enforcement Litigation, 321 F. Supp. 2d 1381 (J.P.M.L. June 15, 2004) (opposing consolidation request)
  • CaremarkPCS v. Great West Life & Annuity Ins. Co., 2:04-cv-02110 (pharmacy benefit contract litigation)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, The Association of Life Insurance Counsel

Speaking Engagements

  • “Product and Sales Practices Class Action and Complex Litigation” and “Social Media and Ethics”, ACI National Advanced Forum on Life Insurance Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement & ERM, New York (April 19-20, 2017)
  • “Cost of Insurance Rate Increases: Key Considerations and Next Generation of Litigation,” Association of Life Insurance Counsel annual meeting, Colorado Springs, CO (May 2016)
  • "Latest Developments and Trends in Significant Annuity and Life Insurance Litigation," Insured Retirement Institutes Annual Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Washington (July 2015)
  • “Class Action Update,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2015)
  • "Cost of Insurance Rate Adjustments: Insights on Planning, Exposure and Litigation Preparation," Carlton Fields Webinar (October 2014)
  • "Litigation Forum: Latest Developments and Trends in Significant Annuity and Life Insurance Litigation," IRI Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference 2014, Washington (July 2014)
  • "A Tale of Two Channels: Annuity POS Disclosure Practices for Captive and Individual Producers," LIMRA/LOMA Regulatory Compliance Exchange, New Orleans (March 2014)
  • "Latest Developments in Significant Annuity Litigation," Insured Retirement Institute Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference (June 2013)
  • Speaker, Insured Retirement Institute 2013 Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference, Washington (June 2013)
  • Speaker, 14th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Conference on Insurance and Financial Services Litigation, Boston (July 2009)
  • “Product and Sales Practices Class Action and Complex Litigation” and “Social Media and Ethics”, ACI National Advanced Forum on Life Insurance Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement & ERM, New York (April 19-20, 2017)
  • “Cost of Insurance Rate Increases: Key Considerations and Next Generation of Litigation,” Association of Life Insurance Counsel annual meeting, Colorado Springs, CO (May 2016)
  • "Latest Developments and Trends in Significant Annuity and Life Insurance Litigation," Insured Retirement Institutes Annual Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Washington (July 2015)
  • “Class Action Update,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2015)
  • "Cost of Insurance Rate Adjustments: Insights on Planning, Exposure and Litigation Preparation," Carlton Fields Webinar (October 2014)
  • "Litigation Forum: Latest Developments and Trends in Significant Annuity and Life Insurance Litigation," IRI Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference 2014, Washington (July 2014)
  • "A Tale of Two Channels: Annuity POS Disclosure Practices for Captive and Individual Producers," LIMRA/LOMA Regulatory Compliance Exchange, New Orleans (March 2014)
  • "Latest Developments in Significant Annuity Litigation," Insured Retirement Institute Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference (June 2013)
  • Speaker, Insured Retirement Institute 2013 Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference, Washington (June 2013)
  • Speaker, 14th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Conference on Insurance and Financial Services Litigation, Boston (July 2009)

Credentials

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1991)
  • Dickinson College (B.S., with honors, 1988)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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