Professor Gordon teaches and writes extensively on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, comparative corporate governance, and, more recently, the regulation of finance institutions. Recent papers relevant to current debates include: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms: The Case for Convertible Equity-Based Pay (forthcoming Columbia Business Law Review); The Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism (with Ronald J. Gilson) (forthcoming Columbia Law Review), Money Market Funds Run Risk: Will Floating Net Asset Value Fix the Problem? (with Christopher M. Gandia); and Systemic Harms and the Limits of Shareholder Value (with John Armour). He is working on a book on Principles of Financial Regulation with co-authors from Oxford and a revision of the Law and Finance of Corporate Acquisitions with Professor Gilson and others.
Professor Gordon graduated from Yale and Harvard Law School, clerked for a federal appeals court judge, practiced at a New York law firm, and worked in the General Counsel’s office of the U.S. Treasury. He began his academic career at NYU in 1982 and moved to Columbia in 1988. While at Treasury, he worked on the Chrysler Corporation loan guarantee program and financial regulation.