The International Law Faculty
Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy; Professor of Law
Professor; BA 1978 (Yale), JD 1984 (Harvard)
Richard Gordon joined the law faculty and began teaching courses on International Business, Corporate Governance, and Financial Sector Integrity. Earlier, he practiced law at Dewey Ballantine in Washington, D.C. and taught at Harvard Law School, where he was deputy director of the International Tax Program. He also taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. He has done extensive fieldwork on law and development in both Indonesia and rural India. For nearly 10 years, Prof. Gordon worked with the International Monetary Fund, as both senior counsel and senior financial sector expert working on tax, sovereign debt restructuring, and government corruption. Following the 9/11 attacks, he was appointed to the select IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and was a principal author of the report on the role of the IMF and World Bank in countering terrorism finance and money laundering.