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Senior Judge Leo M. Gordon

LEO M. GORDON, Senior Judge, United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York, 10278-0001, appointed by President George W. Bush on March 13, 2006.

Education: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1973, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa; Emory University School of Law, 1977, JD.

Career Record:

Judge Leo M. Gordon was appointed to the U.S. Court of International Trade in March 2006.  Judge Gordon’s career is one dedicated to public service.  His career began over three decades ago as Assistant Counsel to the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives.  In that capacity, Judge Gordon worked on numerous legislative projects involving commercial and antitrust law, civil and constitutional rights, and court reform.  Most significantly, he was the principal attorney responsible for the Customs Courts Act of 1980 that created the U.S. Court of International Trade.  Following his time with the Judiciary Committee, Judge Gordon served on the staff at the Court for 25 years, first as Assistant Clerk and then Clerk of the Court until his appointment to the bench.  Judge Gordon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and received his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.

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Staff Information

Paralegal: S.D.

Case Manager: Giselle Almonte

Law Clerks:

Matthew Hartz, New York University School of Law

Hiring Policies: Please refer to the Judge Gordon's job profile on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR).

Interns:  Internships are available for students who are in their second or third year of law school. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample of the applicant’s own work. All internships are unpaid positions. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Deadlines for applications are as follows: November 1 for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants and May 1 for fall applicants. Please submit materials to:

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