Jenner & Block

Matthew T. Gordon is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.  He joined the firm in 2015.



Mr. Gordon has a broad range of litigation experience in federal and state court and has represented clients in all phases of litigation.  Mr. Gordon has represented clients in litigation and government investigations arising out of complex financial transactions, commodities and futures litigation, class action disputes, contract disputes, and other complex litigation. In 2018, Mr. Gordon defended a mortgage originator against breach of contract and tort claims stemming from the sale and securitization of billions of dollars of mortgage loans during a three-week federal bench trial.

Mr. Gordon also maintains an active pro bono practice.  In 2017, he helped suppress his client’s coerced, false confession and had his client’s double-murder conviction vacated after nearly 20 years of wrongful imprisonment.  In addition, Mr. Gordon participates in Jenner & Block’s Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program.

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Gordon received his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, and with highest distinction and high honors, from the University of Michigan in 2011.  Mr. Gordon received his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2015, where he served as coordinating comment editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.  Prior to entering law school, Mr. Gordon was a 2011-12 City Year corps member, working as a team leader at a high school in Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. Gordon is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.