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Harold K. Gordon


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  • New York University (LL.M. in Corporation Law 1994); Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D. cum laude 1988; Order of the Barristers; Teams Editor, Moot Court Board); Syracuse University (A.B. 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, Connecticut, and Florida


  • Law Clerk to Judge Lowell A. Reed Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1991 and 1992 terms)

Government Service

  • Branch Chief (1991) and Staff Attorney (1988-1990), Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office

Harold Gordon has more than 25 years of experience successfully defending clients in multiple federal and state court jury trials, including groundbreaking trials in New York and other jurisdictions. He also has defended clients in SEC, state attorney general and internal board committee investigations, and enforcement proceedings and in high-stakes financial services and securities litigation matters. He is a member of the Firm's Training Committee and a Loss Prevention (Ethics) partner for the Firm's New York Office.

Harold's recent representations include ongoing federal and state court financial products cases for Wells Fargo, a successful injunction proceeding for Verizon Communications, a multiweek jury trial for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company resulting in a complete defense verdict, and the Audit Committee of a NASDAQ company in internal and SEC investigations. He also has represented senior executives before the New York Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining Jones Day, Harold served as a branch chief in the SEC's Enforcement Division and as a law clerk for a federal district court judge.

Harold is an adjunct professor of law, teaching pretrial practice, and a faculty member of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Cardozo Law School. He is a Master in the Federal Bar Council's (FBC) Inn of Court program, member of the FBC's Programs Committee, a former member of the FBC's board of trustees, an Advisory Fellow for The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at Cardozo, and a member of the Association of SEC Alumni.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers and member of ACTL's New York-Downstate State Committee

    Selected as 2014 Courtroom View Network's (CVN) first "Defense Attorney of the Year" for being undefeated during the year in three critical jury trials

    Selected as a "Super Lawyer" in business litigation by Super Lawyers magazine

    "Career Development" columnist for the New York Law Journal (2004 and 2005)
Harold Gordon