December 12, 2012
Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today introduced Andrew Gordon, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination. Prepared remarks follow:
Thank you Chairman Whitehouse, Ranking Member Grassley and members of the committee.
It is a pleasure to be here today to introduce Andrew Gordon, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
I have no doubt Mr. Gordon will be a distinguished public servant and a valuable addition to the United States District Court.
He has extensive litigation experience, and his peers in Nevada – not to mention his soon-to-be-colleagues on the federal bench – have come to respect him as a talented and fair legal mind.
He has been a partner with the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson since 1997, having joined the firm in 1994 as an associate.
Mr. Gordon grew up in Las Vegas.
He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1987 and his Bachelor’s cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in 1984.
Throughout his legal career, Mr. Gordon’s practice has focused on civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His area of expertise is complex commercial disputes.
He has extensive experience with general business disputes, shareholder derivative actions, construction, real estate and title disputes, landlord/tenant issues, employment disputes and securities claims.