Ferguson, Jordon R.

Jordon R. Ferguson

Associate
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Jordon R. Ferguson's practice is devoted to providing litigation and counseling services to employers on national and state-specific bases.

Jordon has extensive experience defending and prosecuting claims on behalf of employers on individual, representative and class-wide claims before state and federal courts, in private arbitration and before governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Jordon R. Ferguson's practice is devoted to providing litigation and counseling services to employers on national and state-specific bases.

Jordon has extensive experience defending and prosecuting claims on behalf of employers on individual, representative and class-wide claims before state and federal courts, in private arbitration and before governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Jordon has assisted clients with defending myriad claims, including claims of employment discrimination and harassment, violation of family and medical leave laws as well as class, collective and representative actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California Labor Code and the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Jordon is an aggressive litigator who partners with his clients to promote best practices focused on litigation avoidance. He is a trusted adviser to employers in the drafting and implementation of new policies and procedures, the negotiation and drafting of executive compensation and benefits agreements, and due diligence work related to mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, a large share of his practice involves working hand in hand with his clients to evaluate risk. Jordon is frequently called upon for internal and external investigations, on-site employee and management trainings and the handling of sensitive workplace issues.

Jordon is well versed in the numerous issues stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), stay-at-home and related orders, and all of their impacts on employers, employees and independent contractors, including critical infrastructure and essential services determinations, paid and unpaid leave, layoffs, pay reductions, reduced hours, furloughs, downsizings, expanded unemployment, workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance, and their interaction with numerous local, state and federal laws and regulations. Many of these issues have significant interactions with employee benefits, tax, Small Business Administration and other issues, where we collaborate closely with our colleagues experienced in those practice areas.

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Education
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Political Science: Public Law, University of California, San Diego, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Southern California Rising Star, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense and Civil Litigation: Defense (2018-2020)
Professional History
    • Instructor, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education, Teaching Influence, Persuasion, and Negotiation (Spring 2019)