Gordon is Piper Alderman’s chairman of partners and has been a partner of the firm since 1991. He also heads up the firm’s energy and resources group and is head of the Sydney office.
Gordon has high level experience in both the private and public sectors across all facets of major corporate transactions and commercial litigation. He advises on corporate governance and compliance issues, company takeovers and schemes of arrangement. Gordon has appeared in and instructed in large scale commercial litigation in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. He has acted successfully in a number of defences of high-profile white-collar crime prosecutions in respect to the Corporations Act.
Previously Gordon was the Commissioner for Corporate Affairs in South Australia, and until 1999 he was the Deputy Chairman of the Brisbane-based Australian Financial Institution Commission before its functions were transferred to APRA.
Gordon was recognised as one of Australia’s top 50 lawyers in the November 2011 edition of Corporate INTL, was listed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 and recommended in the 2014 Asia Pacific Legal 500, being described as 'enormously experienced' and as having 'good instincts'.