Martha B. Jordan

Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office at Latham & Watkins LLP

Martha B. Jordan

Martha B. Jordan

Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Latham & Watkins LLP
Martha B. Jordan
Retired Partner

Martha Jordan's practice focused on a broad range of real estate project representation including land use, finance and general corporate transactional work. A substantial portion of her practice involved the transfer and/or financing of multi-state portfolios of real property. She was actively involved in many aspects of numerous REIT transactions, including the formation, roll-up and initial public offerings of Maguire Properties, Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., AMB Property Corporation, Arden Realty, Kilroy Realty and CenterTrust and the complete liquidation of the Wells Fargo Mortgage and Equity Trust. She represented public companies and REITs in connection with acquisitions, credit facilities and other portfolio financing deals such as CMBS or securitized debt, including the financing and acquisition by Maguire Properties of the $1.5 billion CommonWealth office portfolio. Other multi-property transactions include the reorganization of Red Lion Hotels, the sale of Wine World Estates (including the Beringer Winery), the acquisition of Orchard Supply Hardware, the sale of the Stouffer Hotel chain, and the acquisition of A&M Homes.

Ms. Jordan worked on a variety of public/private development joint ventures with private developers and governmental agencies such as the City of Los Angeles, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Such projects include the Maguire Thomas Partners Library Square Project (2.5 million sq. ft. multi-phased office development in downtown Los Angeles), the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, the Metropolis Project (2.7 million sq. ft., multi-phased mixed-use development in Los Angeles), the Disney Concert Hall project, and the Mello-Roos financing for the Pershing Square public park in downtown Los Angeles.

Ms. Jordan served in many different management roles at Latham & Watkins, including as the managing partner for the Los Angeles office from 1998 through June of 2004. Active in numerous charitable and civic organizations, she served on the Board of Public Counsel, LA's Best, The California Women's Law Center and Penn State's Smeal College of Business. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the former Chair of the Board of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA. She was named one of California's Top 100 most influential lawyers by California Law Business in 1999 and was selected for the Lawdragon 500, a list of 500 leading lawyers in the US as ranked by clients and peers.



Thought Leadership
IRS Guidance for Deductions for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings



Bar Qualification
California
Education
JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1983
MBA, University of Cincinnati, 1978
BS, Penn State University, 1976
High Distinction

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Number of Boards

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Co-Chair, REIT Industry Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Deputy Office Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Chair & Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Deputy General Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Co-Chair, Internet & Digital Media Industry Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, Litigation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, Consumer Class Action Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Martha B. Jordan
Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
J.D. Degree

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

B.S. in Business

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

M.B.A.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business, also referred to as "Lindner" and "Lindner College," is a college of the University of Cincinnati. The college is located in Carl H. Lindner Hall. On June 21, 2011 the college was named after Carl Henry Lindner, Jr. in honor of the contributions he has made to the university, college, and the business community. The college has three undergraduate degree options, five master's degrees, and a doctoral program spread out over seven departments.

Career History
Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office
Tenure Unconfirmed

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Visitors
Current

Garber Venture Capital manages the Garber Fund. The fund is used within a course environment for Smeal College of Business MBA students to experience all aspects of venture capital investing including deal sourcing, due diligence, term sheet negotiations, closing, monitoring investments, engineering exits and managing the portfolio. Since July 2002, the fund has made 7 investments and currently has 4 active investments. The fund's active investments include: (1) Healthy Humans LLC, a software platform that links patients to their physicians (2) Diamond Back Truck Accessories, a manufacturer and distributor of pick-up truck covers and other truck accessories (3) INDIGO Biosciences, which has developed a unique method to cryogenically preserve nuclear receptor cells and (4) HireVue, an on-line platform for executive recruitment. Initial investments typically range from $100,000 and $325,000 and are structured in the form of convertible debt or preferred stock.

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Prior

Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is the public interest law firm of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations as well as the Southern California affiliate of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Public Counsel's activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level. Volunteer attorneys have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects-large and small, litigation and transactional matters.

Board Member
Prior

LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We serve 28,000 kids at 189 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.

Board Member
Prior

The California Womens Law Center breaks down barriers and advances the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $20K
2009

LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We serve 28,000 kids at 189 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.

$10K - $20K
2006

LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We serve 28,000 kids at 189 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.

$5,000 - $10K
2005

LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We serve 28,000 kids at 189 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.

Political Donations
$2,300
2007

Former Senator from New York

$1,000
2006

Senator from California

$1,000
2006

Former Senator from New York

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Douglas Emmett, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. issued Common Stock

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MPG Office Trust, Inc. issued Common Stock

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