Hon. Leo Gordon

In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Gordon has chaired, at different times, the Court’s Rules, Budget, Public Affairs/Education, and Strategic Planning Committees. Judge Gordon began his career in 1977 as Assistant Counsel at the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, Judge Gordon was the principal attorney responsible for the Customs Courts Act of 1980 that created the U.S. Court of International Trade. He also had responsibilities involving a wide range of antitrust and other commercial law legislative projects.Judge Gordon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Judges Association (“FJA”), serves on its Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Association’s Pay & Benefits Committee.Judge Gordon is a Director of the Academia de Intercambio y Estudios Judiciales (“AIEJ”) (The Academy for the Interchange and Study of Judicial Matters) based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For the past 10 years, he has conducted various judicial training programs for AIEJ in the United States and Argentina, as well as playing a principal role in the development of AIEJ’s overall training program. Judge Gordon is a Fellow (Miembro de Numero) of the International Customs Law Academy (“ICLA”), having given a principal address at two of its annual meetings in the last decade. He also serves on the planning committees for and has spoken at a variety of CLE programs focused on customs and international trade law, cybersecurity, and ethics, recently focusing on issues of working in a virtual environment. Judge Gordon is the co-author, along with Daniel B. Garrie, of “Cybersecurity & the Courthouse–Safeguarding the Judicial Process” published by Wolters Kluwer.Judge Gordon attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.


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