Jordan and John grew up primarily in Richardson, Texas but also lived in Connecticut and Utah as kids. Jordan was born just 18 months prior to John. Jordan and John have a lot in common. They both studied German throughout high school and had a rule (enforced more strictly some times than at others) that they only spoke German to each other in the room they shared growing up. They both served German speaking missions (pictured above when they went on splits in Berlin in June 1996), pursued degrees in foreign language and literature, and studied Yiddish in Lithuania, but in the end each opted for a career in the law. Jordan attended the University of Michigan Law School, while John attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
Jordan is an attorney in San Jose, CA practicing in the area of Intellectual Property litigation, which among other things means he represents his employer in courts in issues centering around patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
John is an attorney in London who focuses his practice on cross-border transactions, finance and international capital markets, and corporate law.
Prior to practicing law, Jordan attended Brigham Young University and majored in German. John attended Brigham Young University with majors in German and European Studies, and a minor in Spanish. Jordan and John then received Master’s degrees at the University of Oxford, in Yiddish Studies and European Literature respectively. John then went on to law school, while Jordan began a Ph.D. program in German and Linguistics at the University of Michigan. After two years of that, Jordan also decided to attend law school.
Jordan has six children and lives in San Jose, CA. John has four children and lives in London, England. Blogging has become a fun hobby we both share since we decided to run this blog.