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Thompson Coburn Management Committee welcomes Laura Jordan

September 18, 2015

Thompson Coburn LLP welcomes partner Laura Jordan to the firm’s Management Committee.

Jordan practices in the firm’s Human Resources Group, focusing on representation of employers in all aspects of employment law. Her work includes representation of clients in state and federal courts and agencies throughout the United States on a wide variety of matters including wage and hour litigation, discrimination and retaliation administrative charges and litigation, noncompetition and trade secret disputes, and business immigration.

Jordan also frequently counsels clients on management practices relating to discrimination prevention, family and medical leave, personnel policies, employment agreements, severance plans, affirmative action, and immigration law compliance. In addition, she provides in-house training on a variety of human resources best practices, including harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action policies, and performance management.

An experienced litigator and negotiator, Jordan’s significant accomplishments include defeating class certification in an eight-figure class action against a multi-national technology company, obtaining summary judgments and successfully trying employment discrimination claims to verdict in jury and bench trials in multiple jurisdictions, and successfully enforcing post-employment restrictive covenants through actions for injunctive relief.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® from 2013-2015 (by BL Rankings), Jordan was also named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Labor & Employment in St. Louis by Best Lawyers®  in 2013.

Jordan earned her law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis and obtained a B.A., magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University.