Services & Industries
J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Washington School of Law, 2016
B.A., cum laude, Political Science, University of Washington, 2013
Bar & Court Admissions
Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Jordan is a dedicated attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. With a commitment to delivering effective solutions, she collaborates closely with employers to navigate complex employment challenges. Jordan represents employers against an array of claims, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as wage and hour and leave law violations. Her litigation practice spans both state and federal courts.
Jordan’s advice extends across a spectrum of issues, with a notable emphasis on designing and implementing leave programs in compliance with state and federal regulations. Her deep-rooted knowledge ensures clients remain compliant while fostering environments conducive to employee well-being and operational success.
Jordan is recognized for her legal excellence by both Chambers USA’s Associates to Watch and Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch. Clients value her for her efficiency and willingness to come up with creative solutions designed for their particular business needs.
Jordan’s professional history includes invaluable experience as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger DeHoog of the Oregon Court of Appeals (now a member of the Oregon Supreme Court) and the Honorable Barbara A. Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court. This advanced understanding of the appeals process gives Jordan a significant edge when advocating for clients.
Beyond her legal pursuits, Jordan finds joy in exploring the city alongside her young children, embarking on cycling adventures, and engaging in spirited games of mahjong with friends.
Community Involvement & Activities
Multnomah Bar Association
Former Member, YLS Service to the Public Committee
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Seventeen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 18 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2024 Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor that acknowledges the professional excellence of attorneys who have been in private practice for less than 10 years.
Thirty-nine Tonkon Torp attorneys in 12 practice areas have been included in the 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.
Chambers USA has recognized 26 Tonkon Torp attorneys in eight practice areas in its Chambers USA 2023 Guide.
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted their annual “Guide to Employment Best Practices” on December 8. The virtual event featured talks on timely trends and issues facing Oregon employers.
Sixteen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 16 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Ones to Watch directory.
By Jordan Jeter – The projected start date for Paid Leave Oregon (PLO)—September 3, 2023—is just around the corner. As employers work to get their policies ready, one of the common questions is what to do when PLO does not align with the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), which has been in place for decades.
By Jordan Jeter – On May 30, 2023, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum taking aim at noncompetition agreements. Already subject to various levels of scrutiny at the state-level, Abruzzo’s unprecedented memorandum follows the Federal Trade Commission’s steps earlier this year to limit the use of noncompetition agreements nationwide.
By Jordan Jeter – A recent federal law—the PUMP Act—expands the rights of employees for lactation breaks. Although there were prior protections for some employees under federal law, the PUMP Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and extends the right to express milk at work to nearly all workers covered by the FLSA.
By Jordan Jeter – As the start date for Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) draws nearer, employers continue to problem-solve how to implement the new law within Oregon’s complex system of leave laws.
By Jordan Jeter – 2023 brings big changes in pay transparency laws across the country. Advocates for pay transparency say including salary information in job descriptions saves employers time while simultaneously providing vital information to potential candidates
Publications & Presentations
“PUMP Act Expands Employee Lactation Break Rights,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2023
“BOLI Clarifies Intersection Between Paid Leave Oregon and the Oregon Family Leave Act,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, April 2023
“Why Your Company May Be Required to Include Salary Information in Job Postings,” Portland Business Journal, Jan. 2023
“State of Emergency Expands OFLA Eligibility,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Dec. 2022
“Getting Ready for Paid Leave Oregon,” Tonkon Torp Guide to Employment Best Practices, Dec. 2022
“California’s New Bereavement Leave Requirement,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Nov. 2022
“California and Washington to Require Salaries on Job Postings,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022
“New Seattle Independent Contractor Ordinance Now in Effect,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022
“Oregon Equal Pay Bonus Exemptions Set to Expire Soon,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022
“Paid Leave Oregon Equivalent Plan Applications Now Available,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022
“New Overtime Requirements for Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturers,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, July 2022
“EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on COVID-19 in the Workplace,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, July 2022
“Washington State Significantly Limits Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Agreements,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, June 2022
“Get Ready for Paid Leave Oregon,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2022
“State v. Crumpton: How the Washington State Supreme Court Improved Access to Justice in Post-Conviction DNA Testing,” Washington Law Review, 2015