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Mark Robert Gordon

Election campaigns and political law Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    New York - NY 2 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark Robert

Learn Mark Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Election campaigns and political law
    35%
    Election Law, Voting Rights, Voter Protection, Political Strategy & Consultation

  2. Entertainment
    30%
    Theater & Film, Visual Arts Representation of Artists (Celebrities, Performers, Directors, Writers, Dancers, Models, Visual Artists), Cultural Organizations, and Producers

  3. Civil rights
    15%

  4. Constitutional
    9%

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%

  6. Appeals
    4%

  7. Government
    2%

MARK ROBERT GORDON  •Election & Voting Rights •Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law •Civil Rights Law •Constitutional Law •Appeals •Political Consulting •General Practice

 

MARK ROBERT GORDON has had two distinct careers: one in the legal profession (specializing in election protection and voting rights law (Constitutional and civil rights issues), entertainment law, and political strategy) and the other in the entertainment field (actor, director, writer, producer, model).

MRG has two decades’ experience as a voting rights watchdog, both prior to and after becoming an attorney. He has designed, run, and participated in election integrity programs for political parties, candidates, and NGOs, and has served as an election protection attorney nationwide on federal Constitutional issues and voting rights concerns. His approach to election integrity and voting rights is nonpartisan in nature–simply aiming to ensure that the Constitutional and statutory rights of every citizen, regardless of political party, are preserved and protected.

MRG’s Entertainment Law practice includes handling a comprehensive array of transactional matters for stage and screen producers and creative personnel. He has also handled personal representation of artists (including celebrities), entertainment industry executives, and producers. His clients have included Off-Broadway producers and general managers, independent film producers, publishers, actors, directors, playwrights, screenwriters, and visual artists. He has also represented regional theaters and not-for-profit producers.

MRG has served, on some level, as a strategist, advisor, attorney, analyst/researcher, and/or speechwriter to U.S. Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates and been involved in dozens of campaigns since 1984. An elected State Committee Member and Precinct Committeeperson in his home state of Arizona, he currently chairs the Maricopa County Democratic Party (AZ) Election Integrity Committee and co-chairs the Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association, and recently served as an election specialist on the bipartisan transition team for the newly-elected Maricopa County Recorder.

MRG’s commitment to public service includes having logged hundreds of hours in pro bono legal representation of and service to not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and various worthy causes including numerous theater organizations, Jewish agencies, at-risk youth service providers, and LGBTQ civil rights and anti-discrimination groups. Combining his public service and artistic interests in forming the not-for-profit Off-Broadway company Do Gooder Productions, MRG helped raise funds and profiles for multiple New York City charities including: The Actors’ Fund of America, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, and agencies serving at-risk LGBT youth. He currently serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards in New York City and Phoenix.

MRG’s entertainment career spans from artistic to producing ends. He has served as the Founding Artistic/Executive Director of Do Gooder Productions since its establishment in 1994. MRG’s production company, The Camelback Kid, has multiple projects slated for film, Broadway, and Off-Broadway productions, and has managed performance venues in New York City (Off-Broadway) and Florida. He has produced nine Off-Broadway plays (including the critically-acclaimed, year-long run of 2 1/2 Jews), directed at several NYC and regional venues, been a critically-acclaimed actor on NYC’s and regional theater scenes with additional film and TV credits (including a 4-year recurring stint on “Guiding Light”), and authored five plays.  His screenplay adaptation of 2 1⁄2 Jews has been optioned for film production and he is currently developing a TV dramedy “Zonies” (a serial about quirky Arizona characters). As a print model, his image was featured in numerous national marketing campaigns for Bizcom, Guess, and others.

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Location

MRG Law Office
1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

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Posted by Joel | June 9, 2017
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Review for Mark Robert Gordon, Esq.
Mark Robert Gordon is an attorney with a sharp intellect, stellar academic credentials and a passionate, personal devotion to each matter he undertakes. He has been instrumental in representing the legal interests of Do Gooder Productions, our not-for-profit theater company in matters including: protecting and promoting our intellectual property rights, handling federal filings and compliance issues, collective bargaining and contract negotiation and enforcement. He also single-handedly negotiated a settlement of a case we had brought that was mired in litigation for 15 years (with exasperated attorneys on both sides), such that the court, on the eve of trial, stated it could not be settled. To the contrary, Mr. Gordon’s consummate negotiation skills and unswerving dedication resulted in a favorable mid-six-figure settlement net to our theater. Our theater company and I hold him in the highest professional and personal regard and strenuously recommend MRG
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Pro bono 70 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • CEO, Legal Counsel
  • The Camelback Kid, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mark Robert Gordon
  • 2002 - Present
  • Producer (Stage & Screen)
  • Various Entities
  • 1994 - Present
  • Director (Stage & Screen)
  • Various Employers
  • 1994 - Present
  • Founding Artistic/Executive Director, Legal Counsel
  • Do Gooder Productions, Inc.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Actor (Stage & Screen)
  • Various Employers
  • 1991 - Present
  • Playwright/Screenwriter
  • Various Employers
  • 1991 - Present
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Education

  • Harvard University
  • MPA
  • 2000
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Doe (Off-Broadway theater company) vs John Doe (Landlord Corporation)
  • Confidential Six-Figure Settlement successfully brokered
  • John Doe v ROL Realty Corp., et al
  • Obtained partial reversal as a matter of law upon appeal of lower court decision granting motion to dismiss (New York First Department, 2017)
  • John Doe v Estate, et al
  • Obtained reversal and remand, as a matter of law, upon appeal

Associations

  • Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association (ADLPA)
  • Co-Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AILE Scholar
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • Princeton University
  • Public School Choice Rhetoric and Reality: Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Minnesota & Metropolitan St. Louis
  • 1991
  • Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
  • The Microbicidal Potential of Various Creosotebush (Larrea Tridentata) Extracts
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Law & Theater
  • Option Agreements for Theatrical Production
  • N/A
  • Harvard University
  • Not-For-Profit Theater
  • N/A
  • Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)
  • Developing Projects By Working With Not-For-Profit Theaters
  • N/A
  • Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)
  • Commercial Theater Option Agreements
  • N/A
  • Columbia University
  • Not-For-Profit Organization
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Mark Robert
Election campaigns and political law Attorney | Jul 30
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"I have know Mark for many years. He is a respected expert regarding election and campaign law as well as entertainment and intellectual property law. I have personally consulted with him and referred clients to him and always received timely, correct and on point legal guidance. Mark is accessible, responsive and he fights like heck for his clients. I highly recommend Mark."
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Washington Election campaigns and political law Lawyer Mark Robert Gordon
Mark Robert Gordon
Election campaigns and political law Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 30 years
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