Gordon A. Greenberg is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and is based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Greenberg has more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of business crime investigations and trials.
Gordon was a federal prosecutor, serving as the Chief of the Financial Investigations Unit in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office, and was also a state and special federal prosecutor in Chicago. As a prosecutor, he tried several precedent-setting cases that include U.S. v. Cuevas, the first extradition of an individual from Switzerland to the United States for money laundering-related offenses, and U.S. v. Barry Minkow, ZZZZ Best, et al., one of the largest securities/money laundering cases tried on the West Coast in the 1980s.
Gordon regularly represents clients in civil and criminal investigations, trials and congressional hearings. He often defends clients in high stakes “bet your company” matters that have civil and criminal components.
Gordon is acknowledged by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in Los Angeles and is recognized in his field of practice in The Best Lawyers in America. He was named “The Best of the Best USA 2009” by Expert Guides. In 2008, the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named him to its California's Top 100 Lawyers list. In 2007 and 2008, Gordon was recognized as a leading lawyer for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America annual guide. He achieved the highest possible rank in white-collar and government litigation in the 2005 through 2011 editions of Chambers USA. Gordon was also recognized by The Legal 500 United States 2009 as one of the leading lawyers in his field.
Gordon is active in local and national bar associations and recently served as the chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. He also served as a faculty lecturer to the Federal Judicial Center, the organization that provides federal judges with continuing legal education. He is admitted to practice in California as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits.