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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AILE Scholar||Columbia University School of Law||N/A|
|CEO, Legal Counsel||The Camelback Kid, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Mark Robert Gordon||2002 - Present|
|Director (Stage & Screen)||Various Employers||1994 - Present|
|Producer (Stage & Screen)||Various Entities||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association (ADLPA)||Co-Chair||2014 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|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|
|Columbia University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Princeton University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Harvard University||Not-For-Profit Theater||N/A|
|Columbia University||Not-For-Profit Organization||N/A|
|Law & Theater||Option Agreements for Theatrical Production||N/A|
|Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)||Commercial Theater Option Agreements||N/A|
|Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)||Developing Projects By Working With Not-For-Profit Theaters||N/A|
|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|
Posted by Joel
June 9, 2017
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