Randy D. Gordon is the managing partner of the firm's Dallas office. He has more than 25 years of complex litigation experience working with public and private companies in more than two dozen industries. Mr. Gordon focuses his practice on helping a range of entities with antitrust, RICO, class action, university-related, securities and intellectual-property matters. He advises businesses on distribution plans and provides legal and economic analysis of proposed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Gordon formerly served as general counsel to a global trade association serving the semiconductor industry. He is executive professor of law at Texas A&M University, where he also holds joint appointments in history and as special advisor to the dean of the School of Innovation and Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Mr. Gordon is a frequent lecturer and has many published works on topics such as antitrust, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and class action matters in multiple media publications. He has written numerous law review articles. Mr. Gordon’s articles concerning RICO issues are regularly cited as persuasive authority by courts, commentators and practitioners, including in pattern jury instructions, leading law reviews (e.g., Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and Yale), and briefs in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (e.g., Anza, Bank of China, and Bridge).
Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, (Ph.D., legal theory, 2009); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1992); Washburn University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991), where he was editor of the Washburn Law Journal; the University of Kansas, (Ph.D., English, 1990); where he was a recipient of the Dorothy Haglund Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation; the University of Kansas, (M.A., 1986); and the University of Kansas, (B.A., 1984).
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