B.A., Brandeis University; M.Phil., Oxford; J.D., Harvard University
Dan Gordon is Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law. Before joining GW Law School in January 2012, he was the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, a position to which he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before that, he worked for 17 years in the Office of General Counsel of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he began as a line attorney, rising through the ranks and ultimately holding the positions of Deputy General Counsel and then Acting General Counsel. Among his other work at GAO, he headed the bid protest unit for a number of years, and served as counsel to the congressionally-chartered Commercial Activities Panel, which looked into questions regarding the use of contractors and federal employees to provide commercial-type services. Before joining GAO, he served as a court law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then practiced for a number of years with a private law firm in Washington, DC. Dean Gordon has frequently testified on acquisition issues before Congress, and he has published law review articles and book chapters on various aspects of procurement law and policy. During his tenure at GAO, he served for many years as a member of the Law School’s adjunct faculty.
Dean Gordon has worked with many U.S., foreign, and international entities in efforts to improve acquisition policies, practices, and training, including federal agencies, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the World Bank.
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