GORDON TODD, a trial lawyer, represents plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes commercial and regulatory disputes. Gordon has been recognized in Chambers USA and was selected as one of the Lawdragon 500 “Leading Litigators in America” in 2022. He has also been recognized by the American Lawyer in its “Litigator of the Week” column. Gordon co-leads the Firm’s First Amendment practice, and has extensive experience with disputes implicating the Free Speech and Free Exercise clauses. Prior to joining Sidley, Gordon served as a Deputy Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice. Gordon also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and to Eighth Circuit Judge C. Arlen Beam.