Philip Gordon chairs the Privacy and Background Checks Practice Group of Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest law firm representing only management in employment law matters.  He counsels employers on the full range of workplace privacy and data protection issues, including background checks; monitoring employees’ electronic communications; regulating employees’ social media; developing “bring-your-own-device” programs; compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other global data protection laws; HIPAA compliance; and security incident preparedness and response. 

Mr. Gordon speaks regularly, and has published extensively, on privacy and data protection issues.  He has given presentations to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and the American Corporate Counsel Association, among others.  His articles have been published in a wide range of professional journals, including the Privacy and Security Law Report, World Data Protection Report, and Corporate Counsel.  He is co-author of the book “HIPAA Privacy For Employers.” 

Mr. Gordon has taught privacy law as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Georgetown University Law Center’s Cybersecurity Law Institute.  He also has served on the Advisory Board of BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report and on the IAPP’s Editorial Advisory Board and Educational Advisory Board. 

Mr. Gordon has been named to Best Lawyers in America since 2014 and has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer since 2006.  He received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2013 for his article on social media password protection laws and in 2016 for his article on wearable technology in the workplace.

Mr. Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from the New York University School of Law.  He served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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