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B.S., computer engineering, magna cum laude, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

J.D., magna cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Jordan concentrates his practice in two areas: intellectual property law and technology. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the computer, software, electrical, and electro-mechanical arts. He also assists with patent litigation and post-grant patent matters (such as inter partes reexamination and review).

As an experienced computer engineer, Jordan is intimately familiar with software licensing, data security, cloud computing, and social media issues. He prepares licenses, SaaS agreements, and data security agreements for technology-related transactions. He also assists clients in identifying, evaluating, and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices.

Before Hodgson Russ, Jordan was a computer engineer at a Fortune 100 semiconductor technology company, where he developed telecommunications, encryption, and test automation software as well as assisted in-house counsel to strengthen and diversify the company's global intellectual property portfolio.

Jordan enjoys working with startups and others in the Emerging Companies practice group to address the myriad issues a startup may face, including licensing, corporate organization, financing, intellectual property, and compliance.


Jordan is a Buffalo Business First 2014 30 Under Thirty honoree, and he led two first-place teams at Startup Weekend Buffalo in 2013. During law school, Jordan was executive publications editor at the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal. As a member of the SUNY Buffalo Mock Trial Team, he received mock trial awards during competitions at Yale University, Cornell University, University at Buffalo, and University of Rhode Island. 




Social Media

Jordan contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ Canada/U.S. cross-border law blog, Smarter Way to Cross. His entries can be found on the Publications page. You can also follow Jordan on Twitter at @JordanWalbesser

Professional Associations

  • Chair, Bar Association of Erie County Intellectual Property, Computer, and Entertainment Law Committee

Community & Pro Bono

  • Secretary, Willowbank Foundation USA
  • Secretary, Western New York Invention Convention
  • Guest Lecturer, University at Buffalo (MAE 451, Blackstone LaunchPad, eLab), Buffalo State (CIS 427)
  • Board Member, University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association