David Gordon

Managing Director

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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.734.0111

Dave Gordon’s practice as an executive compensation consultant stretches back over a decade. He has covered a variety of industries, including extensive experience with financial institutions and utilities. In addition to engagements for his own clients, based on his years of experience as an executive compensation lawyer, he acts as the senior resource on numerous technical issues for the Firm. He frequently acts as an expert witness, where his prior background as a lawyer litigating executive compensation cases gives him a unique perspective when called upon to perform services as an executive compensation expert witness.

Previously, he worked for many years as a tax lawyer and executive compensation expert at the O’Melveny & Myers law firm, where he was a senior partner, chaired the Tax Department, and headed the benefits/executive compensation practice. His practice encompassed all aspects of executive compensation, both from an employer and executive side, including litigation. He co-founded the leading newsletter on employee benefits/executive compensation litigation ("The ERISA Litigation Reporter"), which is now in its third decade of publication. He has previously been the President of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a Vice-Chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Committee on Employee Benefits.

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | September 29, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Rethinking Executive Compensation Securities Law Disclosure Requirements
By David Gordon, Bindu M. Culas

Event | September 15, 2017
Austin, TX

Proxy Drafting in Uncertain Times
By David Gordon, Managing Director

Event | September 10, 2016
Boston, MA

Issues under New Pay Ratio Rules
By David Gordon, Managing Director

Event | September 15, 2015

SEC Proposes Clawback Rules
By Bindu M. Culas, David Gordon


Alert | March 14, 2023
Observations from Initial Pay Versus Performance Disclosures
By Michael Abromowitz, David Gordon, Dina Bernstein
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Blog | March 7, 2023
Dodd-Frank Clawback Developments - NYSE & NASDAQ Issue Proposed Listing Standards and SEC Issues Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations
By David Gordon, Bindu M. Culas
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Blog | February 13, 2023
SEC Issues Guidance on Final Pay Versus Performance Rules
By David Gordon, Dina Bernstein, Bindu M. Culas, Samantha Nussbaum
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Blog | October 27, 2022
Equity Awards Using a Relative Total Shareholder Return Metric May Be Worth Significantly More or Less Than You Think, Which Will Impact Next Year’s Pay Versus Performance Table
By David Gordon, Kenneth H. Sparling, Andrew R. Lash
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