Noah R. Jordan
Noah Jordan joined Rothman Gordon in 2013. His practice is concentrated in the Labor & Employment and Employment Discrimination practice groups.
Noah provides counsel to numerous local unions in Western Pennsylvania representing professional, para-professional, and non-professional employees in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and contract administration matters in both the public and private sectors. Noah also represents and counsels clients in various employment matters, including litigating discrimination claims on behalf of employees, negotiating and reviewing separation, severance, non-compete, and other types of employment agreements, and representing parties in unemployment compensation hearings. Noah was named a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021 2022 and 2023 by Best Lawyers in America®, a 2022 and 2023 Rising Star for Employment & Labor by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and was honored as part of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Forty Under Forty Class of 2022.
Noah is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and serves on its Labor and Employment Section Council. He also is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association (WPELA), the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance. He serves as a contributing editor to the Developing Labor Law and as a Board Member of the Jewish Family & Community Service of Pittsburgh (JFCS) and its Executive, Governance, Personnel, and S.O.S. Pittsburgh committees.
Noah earned a B.A. in English and U.S. History with distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During law school, Noah served as Topics Editor for the Pitt Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law and president of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation. Before joining the firm, Noah interned with the Neighborhood Legal Services Association and the Office of the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Questions with Noah Jordan
What made you decide to practice law?
I am a third-generation labor lawyer, so I like to say that what I do for a living is in my blood. My grandfather was one of the three founding members of our law firm and was one of the first union-side labor lawyers practicing in Western Pennsylvania in the 1950s. My father learned the labor practice from him, and I followed in his footsteps. Many of the clients I represent today were represented by my grandfather and/or father before me, which makes what I do feel even more meaningful. I view the opportunity to practice law as a privilege to be used in service of others and a way to honor my family’s legacy.
What aspect of your work are you most passionate about?
All the work I do, whether representing unions in traditional labor law matters, or representing individuals with employment issues, is focused on helping to achieve more fairness in the workplace. A job is not just what someone does to earn a living – it is an extension of who they are. Everyone, regardless of what they do, deserves to feel pride in their work and to be treated with the respect they deserve from their employer. My goal is to put my knowledge, skills, and experience to use by helping my clients to accomplish this.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
The best part of my job is regularly having the opportunity to make a positive difference in other peoples’ lives. Whether by helping them to negotiate for better wages, benefits, or terms of employment, or by attaining reinstatement for a wrongfully discharged employee, I am most satisfied when my work results in improving someone else’s life.