Jordan C. Blumenthal is a senior associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice. He joined the firm in 2015 after five years practicing public interest law for both private and government organizations. At Jenner & Block, he has focused his practice on criminal and regulatory investigations (both internal and government-initiated) and corporate compliance counseling, but also has developed experience in complex civil litigation. His work has spanned a wide variety of industries, including the banking and financial services, aviation and aerospace, environmental services and remediation, insurance, and defense industries.
Mr. Blumenthal also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on indigent criminal defense in Chicago’s local courts and prisoner litigation in the federal court system. He has handled lawsuits for imprisoned clients suing over civil rights violations, represented clients facing serious felony charges, and led a Miller v. Alabama resentencing team for a middle-aged client who had long ago received a life sentence for crimes he committed at age fifteen. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has recognized Mr. Blumenthal for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Blumenthal was a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, a public defender in the Boston area, and a staff attorney at the Children and Family Justice Center in Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. Prior to law school, Mr. Blumenthal taught high school English for two years in the Chicagoland area.
Mr. Blumenthal is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.