GORDON TODD co-chairs Sidley’s Regulatory Litigation practice group, which handles government-facing civil litigation, disputes relating to rulemakings, and commercial litigation in highly-regulated industries. A trial lawyer, Gordon has been recognized for Litigation: General Commercial in District of Columbia by Chambers USA (2023), is included in Lawdragon’s list of 500 “Leading Litigators in America,” and has appeared multiple times in the American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” column. Gordon co-leads the firm’s First Amendment focus area, including Sidley’s partnership with Yale Law School’s free exercise clinic. Gordon also teaches trial practice annually as a faculty member with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining Sidley, Gordon served as a Deputy Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice. In that capacity Gordon managed civil, civil rights, and tax litigation, as well as the Office of Justice Programs and the Office on Violence Against Women. Also at the Department of Justice, Gordon served as Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations, providing support for several Supreme Court confirmation processes, and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Gordon was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and to Eighth Circuit Judge C. Arlen Beam.