Jeffrey E. Gordon

Partner

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Jeff’s practice focuses on complex business and criminal litigation; internal, governmental, and grand jury investigations; and strategic legal counseling. A trusted advisor, Jeff is frequently called on to help clients tackle their most challenging and complex disputes. He has significant litigation experience in state and federal courts and in a variety of arbitration forums.

Over the last 25 years, Jeff has represented countless individuals and companies in complex business disputes, class actions, multi-district litigation (MDL), white-collar criminal cases, and civil and criminal investigations. He has extensive experience in corporate compliance matters related to accounting and healthcare fraud, and cases involving the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Jeff’s clients come from a broad range of industries—including financial services, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, and sports—and they turn to him to manage crises of varying scope and complexity.

In his sports practice, Jeff helps businesses, leagues, and teams navigate the unique legal issues concerning sponsorship, licensing, employment, and contracts. He has also conducted high-profile, sensitive investigations for both leagues and teams.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits

Education

  • University of Maryland, JD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Professional Activities

Speaker

  • Webinar: Investigating Employee Sexual Misconduct in the Age of Social Media: How #MeToo Has Elevated Sexual Harassment to a Critical Compliance, Governance, and Reputational Issue (June 7, 2018)

Litigation and Arbitrations

  • Representing the founder and ex-CEO of a Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business in a wrongful termination, shareholder oppression, and dissolution action
  • Represented an NFL franchise in various disputes involving stadium operations, sponsorship and licensing agreements, television and media contracts, and ticketing and suite issues
  • Represented a REIT and its directors and officers in a shareholder derivative action to enjoin a proposed merger
  • Represented a Washington, DC–based corporation that focused on Armenian genocide issues in a dissolution action. Case dismissed with prejudice
  • Represented executives of a construction company as third-party witnesses in a fraud trial in Texas
  • Represented investment advisors in connection with FINRA arbitrations concerning fraud and forgery claims
  • Represented executives of a ballistics-testing company in a False Claims Act matter concerning the use of zylon fibers in the manufacture of bullet-resistant vests
  • Represented a medical technology company in an anti-trust and patent dispute concerning pulse oximetry devices
  • Represented an IT company in a breach-of-contract dispute in the U.S.D.C. for the SDNY
  • Represented a telecommunications company before the SEC, DOJ, and EU regarding post-acquisition due-diligence review of an acquired company’s worldwide operations
  • Represented a telecommunications company in a lengthy arbitration concerning the $2 billion sale of its internet business unit
  • Represented an international consulting company in a breach-of-contract dispute
  • Represented a Department of Defense employee in a credit-card fraud matter
  • Represented an eyeglass manufacturer in a patent-infringement matter
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a patent-infringement matter concerning glucosamine-based products
  • Represented Baltimore police officers in numerous trials for alleged violations of an individual’s constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
  • Represented an international consulting company in numerous arbitrations concerning its client agreements
  • Represented a telecommunications company in numerous arbitrations under the Filed Tariff Doctrine

Internal and Government-Initiated Investigations

  • Represented a senior sales executive in connection with a fraud investigation by the DOJ Criminal Division into sales and accounting activities in the apparel industry
  • Conducted an FCPA investigation in China and the U.S. for a Fortune 500 apparel manufacturer
  • Conducted a confidential investigation for a Fortune 100 global science and technology company regarding potential patent-infringement litigation involving its dental business
  • Represented a government contractor in connection with an IRS investigation regarding tax evasion and embezzlement. Following an extensive investigation, the USAO and IRS declined to proceed with criminal charges against the company.
  • Represented a trade association in an internal investigation regarding possible age-discrimination claims and termination of its CFO
  • Represented a government contractor in a False Claims Act investigation of bills submitted to the government for transportation services
  • Secured a declination of prosecution from the DOJ for a hospice facility in connection with a healthcare-fraud investigation
  • Secured a declination of prosecution from the DOJ for a government contractor in a False Claims Act matter
  • Represented an automobile-parts supplier in a cartel investigation in the U.S. and Japan concerning its wire harness products
  • Represented an education-testing company in an internal investigation involving potential FCPA violations in India
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in an internal investigation into potential FCPA violations in Singapore and the Philippines
  • Managed a global FCPA compliance review of a company’s operations in more than 15 countries, including subsidiaries in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Russia
  • Represented an international medical technology company in an investigation into whether products offered under a Department of Veteran Affairs program complied with the Trade Agreement Act’s country-of-origin requirements
  • Represented a medical technology company in an internal False Claims Act investigation into potential improper billing practices in California, Louisiana, and Texas
  • Represented a medical device company in an investigation of alleged accounting fraud in its offices in England, France, and the U.S.
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