Jordan Heinz currently practices in both the intellectual property and general litigation departments. Within the intellectual property department, Jordan focuses on Lanham Act litigation (trademark, false advertising and unfair competition) and trade secret litigation across a broad range of industries. Within the general litigation department, Jordan focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including employment and consumer fraud litigation. Jordan also coordinates the Firm’s pro bono program as a Chicago Pro Bono Coordinator, and serves as Co-chair of the LGBT Subcommittee of the Firmwide Diversity Committee.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, “Varieties of Advertising Claims and How to Substantiate Them,” PLI’s Advertising Law Institute, 2014–2020

Panelist, "That's Entertainment! Maximizing the Benefits of Branding," PLI's Advertising Law Institute 2013, September 2013

Speaker, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, May 10–14, 2014


2019 The Legal 500 U.S., recognized for General Commercial Disputes

2017–2018 The Legal 500 U.S., recognized for Advertising and Marketing: Litigation

2010–2017 "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine

2008–2017 Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award

2015 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Distinguished Alumni Award

2011 Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award, Chicago Bar Foundation

March 2010 Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Illinois Legal Aid Online

2008 Outstanding Service Award, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

2005 Outstanding Service Award, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, Lambda Legal

Board President, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Former Board President, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (n/k/a Legal Council for Health Justice)

Former Board Member, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

Founding Member, PILI Alumni Program

American Bar Association

Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago

Chicago Office Pro Bono Coordinator

Member, Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and LGBT Subcommittee

Member, Firmwide Pro Bono Management Committee

Member, Chicago Office Recruiting Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005Illinois


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.2005

    Senior Editor, Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

    Certificate in Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School

  • Northwestern UniversityB.S., Social Policy & Economicsmagna cum laude2002