M. K. Gordon

[email protected]

T: (213) 406-2941
F: (213) 613-0550


Education & Honors
Harvard Law School (J.D.); Editor, Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review; University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., American Literature and Culture).


Bar Admissions
California (2016); United States District Court, Central District of California



Commercial Contract Disputes

  • Representing medical spa company involving breach of contract and fraud claims against the owner and managers of a luxury hotel.
  • Defending CEO against breach of contract and fraud claims involving real estate investments.
  • Successfully represented aviation equipment company asserting breach of contract and fraud claims against buyer of aviation assets and real property based on multimillion-dollar sale agreement, royalties, and consulting contract.
  • Successfully represented individual asserting breach of contract and fraud claims involving a multimillion-dollar investment against Ponzi scheme mastermind.


Environmental & Mass Tort

  • Secured reversal of adverse verdict involving a major food company in a series of toxic tort lawsuits involving thousands of South American workers claiming personal injuries from exposure to a chemical used on banana farms.


First Amendment

  • Representing firefighter association against city for infringement of First Amendment rights in a section 1983 action for retaliation for engaging in protected speech.



  • Represented individual in breach of contract and fraud claims involving a multimillion-dollar investment against Ponzi scheme mastermind.
  • False Claims Act: Defended corporations and individuals in qui tam lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) relating to the viability of the “implied false certification” theory of liability.


Government Contract Matters

  • Bankruptcy: Represented a healthcare provider in Chapter 11 bankruptcy where federal and state government unilaterally terminated Medicare and Medicaid provider agreement.


Labor and Employment

  • Represented film production company against former employees for breach of non-solicitation agreement and non-compete agreement.
  • Advised several corporations regarding compliance with newly-amended Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, complaint procedures, employee training, employee handbooks, and company practices.
  • Advised national corporation regarding wage and hour laws.



  • Representing approximately 90 current and former residents of a manufactured home park against property owner and manager for fraud and violations of Mobilehome Residency Law and Rent Stabilization Ordinance.


Misconduct by Fiduciaries

  • Shareholder Activism: Defended corporate director against a shareholder derivative suit relating to breach of fiduciary duty.


Personal Injury

  • Representing an individual while defending home with weapon against wrongful death claims asserted by a deceased’s family.
  • Successfully represented individual in lawsuit against restaurant and bar for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, premises liability, and negligent hiring, supervision, and retention of employees.


Representation of Professionals

  • Defended many physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals against claims of professional negligence under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA).


Tax & Employee Benefits

  • Defended a corporation against claims relating to classifications of individuals as employees or independent contractors under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).


Trademark & Copyright Infringement

  • Represented six-time multi-platinum album author and singer-songwriter to assert copyright infringement claims relating to two of his multimillion-dollar productions in Las Vegas.