William H. Jordan - Alston & Bird LLP

William H. Jordan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 404-881-7850

William Jordan is co-chair of the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on business litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, corporate ethics and compliance matters, and antitrust law. Bill is a member of the firm's Government Investigations & Special Matters Team and leads its Health Care Litigation Team. He frequently represents hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, health care providers, chemical manufacturers, telecommunications and technology providers, and financial services companies in offensive and defensive litigation, corporate compliance matters and government investigations. He also serves as outside ethics and compliance counsel to a number of companies, including multinational chemical and manufacturing companies and health care providers. Bill has represented companies in civil litigation throughout the country in complex matters involving unfair trade practices, antitrust law, health care regulation, civil RICO and the False Claims Act. He also has represented clients in government and congressional investigations involving health care fraud, the NSA’s terrorist surveillance program, computer crime and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

From 2001-2003, Bill served as a senior official in the Department of Justice—from 2001-2003, as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division; and in 2003, as Senior Counsel to the Associate Attorney General of the United States.

Rhodes CollegeBA 1992Emory UniversityJ.D. 1995

Case History

  • Represented nation’s largest publicly-traded hospital chain in civil and criminal investigations throughout the country involving health care fraud matters. Negotiated favorable settlement of many investigations and obtained judicial dismissal of one matter involving allegedly unauthorized medical procedures.
  • Represented New Orleans hospitals in criminal investigations and congressional hearings related to their response to Hurricane Katrina, including allegations that patients were euthanized in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
  • Represented clients in state Attorneys General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and federal investigations in over 20 states and in every federal circuit.
  • Obtained $10.3MM judgment for a private college in civil RICO claim alleging fraud in theft of assets involving timber and real estate interests.
  • Defended major telecommunications company in multiple class actions alleging that it had impermissibly revealed confidential customer information to government through the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program.
  • Represented individual in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing related to alleged firing of U.S. Attorneys and political hiring at Department of Justice.
  • Conducted numerous internal investigations related to alleged government fraud, FCPA issues and antitrust matters
  • Serve as outside global ethics and compliance counsel to world’s second largest chemical company.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation