Jordan Arnot Leahey


Vanderbilt University Law, J.D.

New York University, B.A.

Prior Experience

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Brownstein Haytt Farber Schreck, LLP

Admitted to the Bar

Colorado, 2007

Illinois, 2009

Awards & Honors

Leading Lawyers’ Emerging Lawyers

Professional Organizations

ABA Women Rainmaker’s Committee

Jordan Arnot Leahey



Jordan’s practice focuses on intellectual property law and technology transactions in prosecuting federal and international trademark, copyright, and new generic top level domain applications; assisting in the enforcement and litigation of commercial, intellectual property, internet and domain name disputes and; structuring, drafting, analyzing and negotiating a wide range of complex technology-related and other commercial contracts, including software licenses, SaaS/ASP, e-commerce, professional services, software development, privacy, cybersecurity, as well as advertising, marketing and promotions agreements and compliance matters.

A Journalist’s Instincts.

Since majoring in journalism in college, Jordan has kept her eyes and ears open for news and focused on what is going on in the world of Intellectual Property law. Good journalists do not tell a story from only one perspective. They investigate. They research. They talk to people. Successful litigators use the same skills. A good litigator knows and understands the other party’s perspective and can develop a winning strategy based on that information. Seeing and understanding different perspectives and points of view is a benchmark of Jordan’s practice.

In Harmony with our Clients.

As a musician, Jordan understands the copyright issues related to entrepreneurs and content creators in the Arts. Jordan has counseled and advised a wide range of creative individuals who often find navigating complicated copyright laws more of a challenge than they anticipated. Jordan takes pride in the work it has done for members of the artistic community who contribute so much to the richness of our society.

Survival Instinct.

You may feel like your IP issue is an uphill battle that you will never survive. As an endurance athlete, Jordan knows the feeling. She understands that analyzing the racecourse and strategizing about the most efficient use of resources is key to completing the race efficiently and successfully. Jordan also understands that everyone benefits from a strong support team. She has provided support to a diverse set of clients over the course of her career. Her dedication and belief in relationship building is no different than the training she puts in to complete marathons or Ironman triathlons— approached with the willingness to put in the time it takes to build relationships.

Jordan has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers division, a distinction earned by fewer than 2 percent of all Illinois-licensed lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for no more than 10 years.