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David Gordon

Partner, through his Professional Corporation - new york


Legal Expertise

Mr. Gordon is a Partner in the New York office. His practice focuses on the representation of companies in securities, employment, corporate governance, and general complex commercial disputes, including class action lawsuits.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained dismissal of a securities class action lawsuit brought against a biotechnology company alleging that fraudulent misrepresentations were made in proxy materials.
  • Obtained approximately $1.7 million judgment following trial in breach of contract suit on behalf of major supermarket chain.
  • Obtained dismissal of action against data analytics company asserting multiple commercial torts.
  • Obtained dismissal of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought against an online media company. The former employee was required to reimburse, in part, her former employer for its defense costs.
  • Defended a securities class action lawsuit brought against a well-known company in the entertainment industry. The case was resolved with the entertainment company having to make no payment.
  • Successfully resolved SEC and other regulatory investigations of clients in the computer services and online media industries.
  • Successfully defended an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a sales representative against a major pharmaceutical company.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment following trial on behalf of a major pharmaceutical company in a commercial dispute with a brokerage firm.
  • Successfully represented a hedge fund in a lawsuit to enforce anti-dilution provisions of a convertible debenture. In connection with a settlement, the hedge fund received consideration worth approximately five times the face value of the convertible debenture.
  • Defended the CEO of a prominent telecommunications company in a securities class action lawsuit relating to the IPO of the company's stock. The claims were dismissed without any payment made by the CEO.
  • Successfully defended a race discrimination lawsuit brought by a former company officer against a large consumer electronics company.
  • Obtained the voluntary dismissal of claims of violation of the FMLA and gender discrimination brought against a pharmaceutical company.
  • Successfully defended against a breach of contract lawsuit brought by a bankruptcy trustee against an online media company.
  • Obtained affirmance, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, of an award of sanctions against a law firm and attorney for pursuing frivolous securities fraud claims
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit brought against an investment advisor alleging fraud
  • Represented a member of the board of directors of a medical device company in connection with litigation that involved, inter alia, charges that the company had made misrepresentations to the FDA about the results of certain clinical trials. 
  • Regularly provide advice to clients with respect to issues of employment law and prepare employment-related agreements.
  • Successfully defended against a motion by a debtor in bankruptcy court to assume a multimillion dollar commercial lease.
  • Successfully defended a major hotel management company against claims brought by a prominent company in the financial services industry concerning a financing transaction.

Honors & Awards

“Top 5% of lawyers in New York,” New York Super Lawyers (2007, 2013-2023)

Other Career Experience

  • Predecessor Firm, Richardson & Patel LLP




  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts
  •   Southern District of New York
  •   Eastern District of New York
  •   Western District of New York
  •   District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  •   Second Circuit
  •   Third Circuit


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1992

Columbia University, A.B., 1989

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