Peta Gordon focuses on litigation arising out of or in connection with complex financial transactions with an emphasis on clients in the financial services sector. Ms. Gordon has represented banks, private equity and hedge funds, insurers, and their principals in securities and derivative litigation, internal investigations, breach of contract claims, fraudulent transfer and other bankruptcy-related litigations, and partnership disputes in both state and federal court.

Ms. Gordon is also an active member of the firm’s Ethics Committee and has been actively involved in several pro bono cases. Most recently, Ms. Gordon successfully settled an employment discrimination and FLSA suit in the SDNY.

Ms. Gordon received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her JD from the UCLA School of Law, where she served as the Chief Article Editor for the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.


  • Former officer and director of AIG in a Martin Act action brought by the New York State Attorney General.
  • Charitable organization in fraudulent inducement and breach of contract claims stemming from a contractual dispute relating to the retention of a fundraising consultant.
  • Hedge fund in an internal investigation relating to its potential FCPA exposure in connection with investments in developing markets.
  • Major financial services companies in fraudulent transfer litigation in connection with the Mervyn’s bankruptcy.
  • Administrative agent of the secured lenders in litigation and investigations relating to the SemGroup bankruptcy.
  • Major financial services company in Enron-related fraud and negligent misrepresentation litigation.
  • Former member of a distressed debt fund in litigation regarding certain tax-deferred assets.


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002, Chief Articles Editor-UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

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