Jordan E. Pace is a senior associate in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. His practice encompasses a wide range of matters, including general business litigation, employment actions and investigations, complex commercial disputes, fraud claims and appeals. He also counsels clients on all aspects of employment law, with a particular focus on termination/separation issues, reductions in force, restrictive covenants, and wage-and-hour issues.
As part of Hughes Hubbard’s commitment to pro bono work, Jordan represents low-income clients in housing matters and counsels charitable/exempt organizations on employment law issues. He also serves as a volunteer arbitrator and hearing officer/referee in New York City Small Claims Court.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Jordan served as a legal intern in the Criminal Division of the United States attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York and as a student law clerk in the Division of Judges of the National Labor Relations Board.
Legal Services NYC Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board
New York City Bar Association (former member, Tort Litigation Committee)
Association of Small Claims Arbitrators
New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015 – present)
Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association (2015)
Pro Bono Honor Roll, Legal Services NYC (2015)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Brankov v. Hazzard, represent a foreign bank and its manager in employment discrimination, retaliation, and emotional distress action and appeal
Counsel numerous foreign and domestic businesses and charitable organizations on all aspects of employment law
In re Lehman Brothers Inc., counsel to the trustee for the largest-ever liquidation of a broker-dealer, providing representation on major litigation claims, including:
Indemnification claims from former chief executive, members of the board of directors and senior officers
Auction rate securities-related claims
Broker fraud, unsuitability, churning and unauthorized purchases claims
Claims arising from foreign exchange and other swap agreements
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v. Asahi Tec Corporation, represented a U.S. government corporation in action against a Japanese company, seeking to collect unfunded benefit liabilities for an employee pension plan of the company’s former subsidiary
WestLB AG v. American Capital Ltd., represented the New York branch of a foreign bank in action to recover termination amounts arising from the breach of an interest rate swap agreement
Represented various domestic and international members of Big Four accounting networks in Madoff and other Ponzi scheme-related actions as well as regulatory investigations
Represented defendants facing a wide range of felony criminal charges, including related to robbery, cigarette trafficking, drugs and securities fraud