David E. Gordon

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Harvard College 1969 (cum laude), J.D. Harvard Law School 1972 (magna cum laude, Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review). 2008-present, Managing Director Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc.; 2005-2008, Managing Director Pearl Meyer & Partners; 1972-2005, associate and partner O'Melveny & Myers (Chair of Employee Benefits Practice and Tax Department for several years).
Current practice specializes in executive compensation. Have advised in all areas of employee benefits. Previous Chair of L.A. County Bar Tax Section; Vice-Chair Employee Benefits Committee of ABA Tax Section; President ACEBC (2008-2010). Edited ERISA Litigation Reporter, 1994-2008. Adjunct Law Professor, Loyola Law School (2000-2003), lecturer ABA, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Western Pension & Benefits Conf., etc.

Executive Compensation
Expert WitnessMediator

Involved with executive compensation for over 30 years, from 1972-2005 as a lawyer (O'Melveny & Myers, head of employee benefits practice and Tax Department) and as an executive compensation consultant (2005-2008, Managing Director at Pearl Meyer & Partners; 2008-present, Managing Director at Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc.) I have frequently served as an expert witness, covering topics involving change in control agreements, reasonable compensation, stock option practices, etc.