Munck Wilson Mandala


Jordan C. Strauss

Partner
Litigation
Dallas
972-628-3638

Result-Driven Attorney 

Jordan brings 10 years of extensive experience in all stages of litigation from pre-trial strategy to appellate briefing with a focus on intellectual property and business litigation matters. Her commanding cross-examination in a case resulting in a $10.1 million patent infringement verdict in favor of MWM’s client was a key moment during the trial that neutralized the opponent’s defense.  

Top-Tier Law Graduate 

Jordan clerked for MWM through law school and was inducted into the Order of the Coif upon graduating in the top 10 percent of her class from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Multi-Dimensional Expertise

Jordan has played a critical role in high stakes litigation cases handling complex research, briefing, and argument for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other IP-related matters.  

Jordan C. Strauss is a litigation partner, focusing her practice primarily on intellectual property disputes as well as other complex commercial litigation matters. Jordan has represented clients in intellectual property cases involving a wide range of technologies, including light sensing technology, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and telecommunication devices and networks. Jordan has played a critical role in the successful outcome of multiple trials for MWM’s clients as well as the honors and recognitions MWM has received in recent years.  

Through her involvement in organizing the inaugural SHE Summit Dallas event, Jordan has become an advocate for diversity and inclusion and women’s empowerment efforts inside and outside of the firm. Jordan also plays an integral role in recruiting and mentoring MWM’s young attorneys.

Jordan graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, where she received the Ora Nixon Arnold Award in Outstanding Academic Achievement as the highest-ranking political science graduate, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.  She received her J.D., graduating magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Jordan was inducted into the Order of the Coif upon graduation in 2013 (top 10% of her class). While in law school, Jordan also served as a teaching assistant for SMU’s Legal Research & Writing Department.  

Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff in ams sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc., a case involving breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims. The jury returned a verdict for $86 million. 
  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation, a case involving a breach of contract, patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference. The jury returned a verdict for over $88 million, one of the largest intellectual property verdicts in the United States in 2015. 
  • Trial counsel in iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of America Inc., a case involving motion detection technology for Wii gaming systems. The jury returned a $10.1M patent infringement verdict. 
  • Represented major airline defending a software patent dispute resulting in dismissal of all claims against client without any payment. 
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in multiple patent infringement cases against generic drug competitors. 

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013
Juris Doctor
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif
Southern Methodist University, 2009
B.A. Political Science
Honors: summa cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Ora Nixon Arnold Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Highest Ranking Political Science Graduate

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court, Associate Member (2019-2021, 2022-2023)

Genesis Women’s Shelter Alliance Board of Directors (2019-present)

Honors & Awards

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
2019-2022

Up and Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars
Thomson Reuters
2021-2022

On the Rise
Texas Legal Excellence Awards, Texas Lawyer 2021

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Woodward White, Inc.
2021-2023

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Patent Litigation

Supreme Court & Appellate Practice

Trade Secret Litigation