Ms. Gordon’s practice focuses on managing environmental risks in corporate, real estate and other business transactions, and on environmental insurance, brownfield redevelopment and lender environmental liability matters. She has litigated environmental cases and routinely counsels clients on environmental compliance and remediation.
Ms. Gordon has worked in federal, state and local government in enforcement, regulatory and policy-making capacities. Ms. Gordon developed environmental policies and rules on lender liability, remediation and environmental justice as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, where she was awarded a Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and Bronze Medal for Commendable Service. She represented the State of New York in environmental litigation in federal and state courts as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Department of Law’s Environmental Protection Bureau. Ms. Gordon clerked for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Accounts of Ms. Gordon’s extensive pro bono work with families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack have appeared in news and other publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She was awarded membership to the City Bar Pro Bono Society in 2002.
Ms. Gordon manages a foundation focused on responsible and impact investing.
Facilitator, "The Corporate Sustainability Movement: The Flood of Data, Breakout Session: Sustainability Data Standards," Fordham Law School, May 1, 2017
Faculty Member, "Legal Ethics in Brownfield Redevelopment," New York State Bar Association, November 2015
Panel Speaker, “Innovative Strategies for Creating Sustainable Communities,” Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop, April 2015
Moderator, New York City Bar: "Feeding Ourselves, Sustaining the Planet," May 2012
Faculty Member, "The Redevelopment of Contaminated Property: New York State's Brownfield Program and Beyond," New York State Bar Association, June 2009
Faculty Member, "The Emerging Environmental Insurance Market," New Solutions to Environmental Problems in Business and Real Estate Deals 2004, Practicing Law Institute, Nov. 2004
Faculty Member, "The Emerging Environmental Insurance Market," New Solutions to Environmental Problems in Business and Real Estate Deals 2003, Practicing Law Institute, Nov. 2003
Panel Speaker, "New Brownfield Redevelopment Programs," sponsored by Women in Housing and Finance, March 2003
Moderator, Great Hall Symposium: "Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment," Feb. 1999