Roberta Gordon is an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP. Her practice focuses on managing environmental risks in corporate, loan and real estate transactions, environmental insurance and brownfield cleanup.
Ms. Gordon developed policies and rules on lender environmental liability, remediation and environmental justice at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, where she was awarded Gold and Bronze Medals. She litigated cases for the State of New York as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Department of Law’s Environmental Protection Bureau. Ms. Gordon clerked for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. She attended Yale Law School, where she was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Planning and Public Policy from the University of California, where she achieved highest honors.
Ms. Gordon has published and participated in programs on such topics as environmental risk in business transactions, climate change resiliency, brownfield redevelopment, environmental ethics, environmental insurance, sustainable cities, environmental impacts on health and agricultural policy. Accounts of Ms. Gordon’s extensive pro bono work with families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Among other recognition, she is listed in Chambers and Partners USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Gordon sits on several non-profit boards, including as President of a family foundation.