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, alleged violations of the False Claims Act, class action disputes, breach of contract claims, and more. Recently, 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, representing clients in post-conviction and civil rights litigation matters. Mr. Gordon successfully helped suppress his client’s coerced, false confession, leading to the vacation of his client’s double-murder conviction after nearly 20 years of wrongful imprisonment.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Gordon received his BA, Phi Beta Kappa, and with highest distinction and high honors, from the University of Michigan in 2011. Mr. Gordon received his JD, 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.