David L. Gordon is the Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is also Counsel to the Firm.
Since completing law school, Mr. Gordon has specialized in labor and employment litigation on behalf of management. He has successfully tried cases to juries and been lead defense counsel in complex multi-plaintiff employment actions. He also has appeared as a speaker before numerous business organizations and employee relations groups concerning labor and employment issues.
Mr. Gordon presented oral argument to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the employer in EEOC v. Waffle House, Case No. 99-1823, where the Court considered the impact of a private arbitration agreement on the EEOC’s litigation remedies.
Mr. Gordon is the author of "Sexual Harassment Claims After Vinson: Will the Floodgates Swing Open?,” published in The Atlanta Lawyer, the publication of the Atlanta Bar Association, and "The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Questions, Answers, and Compliance Strategies," also published in The Atlanta Lawyer; “EEOC v. Waffle House: A Short Retrospective,” published in the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s “Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2004-2005”; and “Retaliation Under Title VII: A Broader Definition Means Broader Exposure for Employers,” published in The Corporate Counselor.
Mr. Gordon has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer for excellence in employment litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine. Mr. Gordon also has been selected by clients and peers for inclusion in “Leaders in their Field” for Chambers USA.
Mr. Gordon is a member of the American Bar Association and its Litigation Section and the State Bar of Georgia. He is admitted to practice before all State Courts of Georgia. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and following the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Mr. Gordon received his B.S., with honors, in 1978 and earned his J.D. in 1983 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also received his M.A. in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1980.