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Law360: Top Sports Litigator Joins O’Melveny’s DC Team

September 16, 2020

Litigator Jeffrey Gordon has joined O’Melveny as a partner in its General Litigation Practice and Sports Industry Group in the Washington, DC office, this article reported. Gordon will handle complex litigation, investigations, and trial work across various industries, which include sports, health care, and financial services.

“One of the things that sold me on O’Melveny was its commitment to client service, collaboration among the partnership and sense of community within the firm,” Gordon told Law360. “It has a great legal brand, great legal talent. With a lot of uncertainty going in the world generally and the legal community specifically, the opportunities that O’Melveny presents going forward can expand my practice and help me expand theirs.”

As a longtime advocate for a more diverse legal industry and mentor to young minority attorneys, Gordon told the publication that the firm’s commitment to race and diversity from the “top-down” and its “refreshing” willingness to confront important issues also factored into his decision. “It was important to me that they take it seriously,” he said. 

Law360 subscribers can read the full article here.