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


Blog | July 19, 2024
SEC Spring 2024 Regulatory Agenda Postpones Action on Executive Compensation Rules
By David Gordon, Managing Director
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Blog | July 5, 2024
Texas Court Imposes Injunction Against FTC in Case Challenging FTC’s Non-Compete Ban
By David Gordon, Bindu M. Culas, Michael Abromowitz
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Blog | April 24, 2024
New FTC Rule Would Generally Ban All Non-Compete Agreements Except for Agreements with “Senior Executives” Entered Into Before the Effective Date
By David Gordon, Dina Bernstein
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Blog | February 6, 2024
Employers Face February 14 Notification Deadline If They Have Employee Contracts with Noncompete Provisions that Are Void under California Law
By David Gordon, Kenneth H. Sparling, Michael Abromowitz
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