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Former PennDOT Chief Counsel Andrew Gordon Joins Saul Ewing as Special Counsel in Harrisburg Office

Published: 05/20/2015
Industries: Government Contracts
Services: Commercial Litigation | Environmental | Real Estate Services | Real Estate Litigation

Saul Ewing LLP, a full service law firm with more than 270 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, today announced that Andrew S. Gordon, former PennDOT chief counsel, has joined the firm as special counsel in Saul Ewing’s Harrisburg office.

Mr. Gordon provides his clients with deep insight on how Pennsylvania government operates from his 29 years of experience as a former attorney for various state agencies. Before joining Saul Ewing, Mr. Gordon served as chief counsel for the agency responsible for core operations of state government, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. Before that, he was chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 17 years, during which he had frequent interaction with the Governor’s Office as well as with legislators and their staff as he managed the legal office of an agency with a budget of more than $6 billion.

"Andrew brings enormous value to Saul Ewing clients who need legal guidance related to government regulation and process, including procurement, public sector capital projects, real estate transactions and transportation issues. His sage counsel on legal issues related to government comes from many years of experience and a solid understanding of how things work, and don’t work, throughout the Executive Branch," said Stephen S. Aichele, a partner in Saul Ewing’s Real Estate Practice and the former chief of staff and general counsel to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Mr. Gordon built his skills as a litigator through his work in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, where he was both chief and deputy attorney general for the Litigation Section. The latter role required him to represent virtually every executive branch agency in state and federal trial and appellate litigation and he argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has appeared numerous times before the Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court federal District Courts and federal Courts of Appeal. He also spent eight years handling commercial litigation in private practice, where he represented clients dealing with state government, including the Departments of Banking, Insurance, Revenue, Environmental Resources and General Services.

Mr. Gordon earned his law degree from Dickinson School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.