Gordon’s experience includes:
- Expanding and renovating the American Museum of Natural History, including the Rose Planetarium and proposed Gilder Center
- Reclaiming Bryant Park
- Expanding the United States Tennis Association’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park
- Overseeing the planned rebuilding of New York’s Penn Station (Amtrak) and the Mt. Sinai Health System’s Hess Center for Science and Medicine
- Negotiating funding and construction of capital facilities for the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the New York Public Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Cooper Union
- Negotiating and funding numerous capital projects and facilities at the NYPL, including restoration of the 42nd Street Central Library and its Rose Main Reading Room
Prior to joining Venable, Gordon served as special assistant to New York Mayor John Lindsay and was appointed commissioner of the New York City Planning Commission. Mayor Ed Koch appointed Gordon to be his first commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City of New York. After leaving public service and prior to becoming a partner at Venable, Gordon was a partner in the law firms of Lord Day & Lord and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.