Harold Gordon has served as lead trial counsel in multiple jury trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings and as industry liaison counsel in class action litigation. He also frequently represents companies and individuals in SEC and internal board committee investigations and enforcement proceedings. Harold has represented clients in securities, corporate, commercial, and products liability matters in New York and other jurisdictions across the country.
Harold's recent representations include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a multiweek jury trial culminating in a defense verdict on behalf of R.J. Reynolds, and the Audit Committee of a NASDAQ company in connection with internal and SEC investigations. Harold has also recently represented the sellers of an aviation facility in a multimillion dollar arbitration, the CEO of a telecommunications company in litigation pursued by the New York Attorney General's Office, as well as a public insurance company and a chief financial officer in separate SEC investigations.
Harold is a member of the ABA, NY Bar Association, the City Bar, and the Association of SEC Alumni. He also is a member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court Program and the Federal Bar Council's Board of Trustees. In addition, he is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the NYU Journal of Law & Business and an Advisory fellow for The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Cardozo Law School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Cardozo Law School Alumni Association.
Harold is an adjunct professor of law, teaching pre-trial practice, and a faculty member of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) at Cardozo Law School.
Branch Chief (1991) and Staff Attorney (1988-1990), Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office
R.J. Reynolds obtains defense verdict after multi week jury trial
Audit committee of NASDAQ company defends SEC investigation
Honors & Distinctions
Selected as 2014 Courtroom View Network (CVN) Defense Attorney of the Year for being undefeated during the year while representing R.J. Reynolds in three critical jury trials
Selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in the category of business litigation
Career Development columnist for the New York Law Journal for 2004 and 2005
Law Clerk to Judge Lowell A. Reed Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1991 and 1992 terms)