Jim Jorden

Senior Counsel
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Mr. Jorden is a Senior Counsel at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, and was most recently partner at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. For more than 30 years, he has represented many of the country’s largest insurance companies in complex litigation and general corporate counseling. Described in the National Law Journal as a “lawyers lawyer” by one of his insurance company clients, he was named a Client Service All-Star and one of the top “Go-To” lawyers in a recent BTI Survey of Fortune 1000 companies. His experience includes providing risk counseling and regulatory advice on complex reinsurance transactions and as lead counsel on numerous reinsurance arbitrations, including in hearings to award for both cedents and reinsurers. He has served as lead counsel for insurance companies in more than 50 individual cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States and more than 100 class actions. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court and eight of the U.S. Circuit Courts. Jim writes and speaks frequently on issues in these practice areas and Chairs the firm’s 50 lawyer Life Insurance Industry Group. He previously served as the general counsel and on the Board of American Bankers Insurance Group and its life and P/C subsidiaries. Jim is also an ARIAS•U.S. Certified Arbitrator.