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Gordon A Greenberg

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Partner Gordon Greenberg regularly represents clients in civil and criminal investigations, as well as in trials and congressional hearings. He has significant experience defending clients in high-stakes, bet-the-company matters that have civil and criminal components. Gordon has more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of business crime investigations and trials.

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Previously, Gordon was a federal prosecutor, serving as the chief of the Financial Investigations Unit in the Los Angeles US Attorney’s Office, and was also a state and special federal prosecutor in Chicago. As a prosecutor, he tried several precedent-setting cases including US V. Cuevas, the first extradition of an individual from Switzerland to the United States for money laundering-related offenses, and US v. Barry Minkow, ZZZZ Best, et al., one of the largest securities/money laundering cases tried on the West Coast in the 1980s.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, past chairman

Federal Judicial Center, served as faculty lecturer



Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, with honors, 1980

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, 1976