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Saskia A. Jordan
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EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Law Review Editorial Board (J.D. with honors 1980)

Antioch College, B.A. 1977

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

Civil Litigation

Regulatory Matters

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers USA - Band 1 Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, Notable Practitioner

Colorado and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer: White Collar Criminal Defense; Recognized as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Colorado

Martindale Hubbell AV rating Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, District of Colorado

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Colorado State Courts

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Faculty of Federal Advocates Past President and Board Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Past President and Board Member

Denver Bar Association

Adams County Bar Association

Seventeenth Judicial District Judicial Review Commission: 1989-1991

Adams County Community Corrections Board: 1999-2000

REPRESENTATIVE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Defense verdict in SEC insider trading civil enforcement action

Defense verdict in favor of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov in action by his former girlfriend alleging assault and battery. Counterclaim verdict in client’s favor was one of Colorado’s 2016 top 50 verdicts

Defense verdicts in legal malpractice cases on behalf of both national and local law firms with judgments upheld on appeal

Successfully negotiated no file decision by state prosecutors in child abuse, sexual assault investigation

Not guilty on all counts in case involving sexual assault against an employer

Negotiated no file decision by federal prosecutors in insider trading criminal investigation

Not guilty of criminal contempt in a contested divorce proceeding

Not guilty on all counts in case involving sexual assault against a physician

Plaintiff’s verdict in action for fraud against major drug manufacturer; verdict upheld by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Dismissal of action against landlord in case stemming from Aurora movie theater shooting

Not guilty of money laundering in federal case involving foreign corrupt practices act

Not guilty in two separate criminal cases against the same defendant based on allegations reported during contested divorce proceedings

“She is one of the finest attorneys on the federal side.”

-Chambers USA 2018

“The ‘very talented’ Saskia Jordan acts for both individuals and corporate clients. Her areas of expertise include criminal trials, civil litigation and professional regulatory issues.”

-Chambers USA 2017

With over 30 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts, Saskia Jordan has represented a wide range of individual and corporate clients in criminal trials, complex civil litigation and professional regulatory matters.

After graduating from law school and completing a judicial clerkship, Saskia honed her trial skills for six years as a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender in the 17th and 18th judicial districts prior to joining Haddon Morgan and Foreman in 1987.

She represents clients facing a variety of legal challenges, including defendants charged with white collar crimes, SEC violations and sexual assaults; plaintiffs and defendants in civil fraud trials; and professionals in regulatory actions and civil trials. She has considerable experience in matters related to banking, oil and gas, real estate, and legal and medical professionals.

Professional organizations and peer groups frequently acknowledge Saskia’s accomplishments. She is a Fellow of the America College of Trial Lawyers, a Colorado and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer, and recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 Notable Practitioner for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations.

Saskia readily shares her knowledge, skills and expertise by teaching and mentoring others in the legal profession and she is well known for her tenacity, principled representation, and thorough analysis and research.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

NACDL's Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar: 2018

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense Seminar: 2017, 2015, 2012

“Significant Legal Developments in the Western Region,” American Bar Association Institute on White Collar Crime 2015

Guest Lecturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: White Collar Criminal Law Seminar, University of Colorado law school

Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Family Law Institute: Presentation on the Intersection of Criminal Law and Domestic Relations Issues

“Winning at Trial: Tactics and Skills,” Colorado Bar Association CLE Faculty

“A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney,” Law Day address

SELECTED REPORTED CASES

United States v. Kozeny, 2011 WL 6376711 (S.D.N.Y. 2011), 2011 WL 6184494, C.A.2 (N.Y. 2011); 664 F.Supp.2d 369 (S.D.N.Y. 2009); 643 F.Supp.2d 415 (S.D.N.Y. 2009); 638 F.Supp.2d 348 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Hogan & Hartson, LLP, 230 P.3d 1275 (Colo. App. 2010)

People ex rel. N.R., 139 P.3d 671 (Colo. 2006)

Ehrlich Feedlot, Inc. v. Oldenburg, 140 P.3d 265 (Colo. App. 2006)

University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. v. American Cyanamid, Co., 342 F.3d 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2003); 216 F.Supp.2d 1188 (D. Colo. 2002); 196 F.3d 1366 (D. Colo. 1999)

United States v. Friedland, 173 F.Supp.2d 1077 (D.Colo. 2001); 152 F.Supp.2d 1234 (D. Colo. 2001)

Feigin v. Digital Interactive Associates, Inc., 987 P.2d 876 (Colo. App. 1999)

United States v. Mann, 161 F.3d 840 (5th Cir. 1998)

United States v. Schnitzer, 145 F.3d 721 (5th Cir. 1998)

Raymond v. Mobil Oil Corp., 983 F.2d 1528 (Colo. 1993)

Colorado v. Spring, 479 U.S. 564 (1987)


EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Law Review Editorial Board (J.D. with honors 1980)

Antioch College, B.A. 1977

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

Civil Litigation

Regulatory Matters

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers USA - Band 1 Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, Notable Practitioner

Colorado and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer: White Collar Criminal Defense; Recognized as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Colorado

Martindale Hubbell AV rating Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, District of Colorado

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Colorado State Courts

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Faculty of Federal Advocates Past President and Board Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Past President and Board Member

Denver Bar Association

Adams County Bar Association

Seventeenth Judicial District Judicial Review Commission: 1989-1991

Adams County Community Corrections Board: 1999-2000

REPRESENTATIVE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Defense verdict in SEC insider trading civil enforcement action

Defense verdict in favor of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov in action by his former girlfriend alleging assault and battery. Counterclaim verdict in client’s favor was one of Colorado’s 2016 top 50 verdicts

Defense verdicts in legal malpractice cases on behalf of both national and local law firms with judgments upheld on appeal

Successfully negotiated no file decision by state prosecutors in child abuse, sexual assault investigation

Not guilty on all counts in case involving sexual assault against an employer

Negotiated no file decision by federal prosecutors in insider trading criminal investigation

Not guilty of criminal contempt in a contested divorce proceeding

Not guilty on all counts in case involving sexual assault against a physician

Plaintiff’s verdict in action for fraud against major drug manufacturer; verdict upheld by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Dismissal of action against landlord in case stemming from Aurora movie theater shooting

Not guilty of money laundering in federal case involving foreign corrupt practices act

Not guilty in two separate criminal cases against the same defendant based on allegations reported during contested divorce proceedings