Education

  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. history (2008) with honors
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D. (2011) cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Jordan Ludwig

Partner
jludwig@crowell.com
+1.213.443.5524

Jordan Ludwig is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Group in Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office, where he focuses on antitrust litigation and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and appeals. Recognized by Legal 500 in Antitrust Class Action/Civil Defense and by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” every year since 2018, Jordan has extensive experience litigating high-stakes cases under the Sherman Act, Cartwright Act, and Section 17200, California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Jordan has also litigated a wide variety of complex cases outside the competition area, including those involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Lanham Act, the securities laws, legal malpractice, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty. His clients have ranged from Fortune 10 companies to individuals and have spanned diverse industries.

Some of his representative matters include:

  • Defending a large global hospitality company in multiple lawsuits alleging a conspiracy among various hotel brands regarding branded keyword advertising. Five days into the jury trial of one of these matters brought by a downstream online travel agency, the matter resolved and the plaintiff publicly apologized to the company and the company’s founding family. During discovery in a related consumer class action, class counsel abandoned their damages class, and the matter resolved shortly thereafter.
  • Defending a healthcare distributor in an antitrust class-action lawsuit alleging a price-fixing conspiracy regarding generic drugs.
  • Defending a pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO) in a lawsuit alleging the PSAO had violated California’s Unfair Practices Act by engaging in below-cost pricing. We succeeded in compelling the case to arbitration from California Superior Court.
  • Defending a healthcare distributor in an antitrust class-action lawsuit regarding syringes and catheters. We obtained dismissal of the matter on a motion to dismiss.
  • Defending a large integrated healthcare system in a monopolization lawsuit.
  • Defending a local restaurant group in a class-action lawsuit brought under California’s antitrust and unfair competition laws involving a 3 percent surcharge to pay for employee healthcare. Prior to summary judgment, we obtained decertification of the class.
  • Representing a developer in a State Attorney General bid-rigging investigation. The office dropped their antitrust investigation of our client with no action taken.
  • Representing an elite college in a DOJ investigation related to early decision admission practices. The DOJ closed the matter against our client with no enforcement action taken.
  • Defending a senior executive in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation into the packaged seafood industry.
  • Representing United Technologies in its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.
  • Representing General Motors as a plaintiff in the In re Vehicle Carrier Services Antitrust Litigation.
  • Representing a major manufacturer of appliances as a plaintiff in the In re Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation.

Jordan is also proficient in matters involving the California UCL, both in litigating cases under the statute and serving as a thought leader in this area. He is a co-author of the UCL chapter in the California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law treatise. Further, for the past several years, he has served as an editor for the ABA’s Antitrust Magazine Online.

Jordan maintains an active pro bono practice, where he has worked on issues related to racial discrimination, domestic violence, and immigration.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Jordan was an associate at one of the nation's premier antitrust litigation boutiques. He earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif and was the chief note and comment editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He earned his B.A., with honors, in history from the University of Maryland, College Park.



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December 16, 2021 Global Competition Review Once Again Recognizes Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100"
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January 4, 2021 Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 18 to Counsel Positions
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February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
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January 9, 2017 Crowell & Moring Elects Six New Partners and Promotes 19 Associates to Counsel