Judge Gordon was sworn in as a United States District Judge on April 15, 2013. He maintains his chambers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to taking the bench, he was a partner in the Las Vegas office of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP. His practice focused on Commercial Litigation, including general business disputes, shareholder derivative actions, construction, real estate and title disputes, landlord/tenant issues, and non-compete disputes. His practice also included significant alternative dispute resolution experience. He was a Commercial, Construction, and Employment Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and served as a private arbitrator and mediator.
Judge Gordon served as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, and has served on several federal court committees. He chaired the State Bar committee that drafted the Nevada Recommended Jury Instructions (Civil). He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Nevada and Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Gordon has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and The Chambers USA Guide, and has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Gordon graduated from Claremont McKenna College, cum laude, in 1984, and received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1987. He coached high school lacrosse, was a Trustee of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, and a member of the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 1995, and has been active in various community organizations.