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Donya Gordon

Donya Gordon

Arbitrator and Contract Law Attorney

Birmingham
Alabama
Licensed in
NY, CT
Pace University School of Law
5.0 5
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About
An attorney with over 15 years of business and legal experience. I attended Pace University School of Law. I received an International Law Certificate while attending the London School of Economics (England). I specialize in business and contract law, contract disputes as well as arbitration.

As a Hearing Officer and Small Claims Civil Arbitrator, I have presided over 800 hearings and cases.

My prior experience include being a Judicial Clerk for a Civil Court Judge, working as an Attorney for top tier law firms, and being a Vice President on the trading desk of a Investment Bank.

I live in Alabama, but I am licensed in New York and
… read more Connecticut and represent clients in various states
19
Years
experience
Top 200 Firm Badge

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Donya prepared a contract for me. The contract was through and made sure to cover all possible situations. She met deadlines and communicated with progress and completion date. October 16, 2018"

Small Business Contract
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"It was a pleasure working with Donya. She an experienced attorney in contract law coupled with a strong business background. Donya went over and above my requirements and provided me with a great finished product. I highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again. Start Date November 3, 2018"

NDA
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Administration of Courts

Judicial Clerk

Aug 2017 - Present

Conduct legal research; review motions, and create and distribute Orders. Prepare the Judge for trials and hearings; manage case docket, prepare scheduling orders; process and schedule trials, motions and hearings; manage default applications and hearings; pull and manage e-files daily; assist with the administrative duties of the Court and perform ad hoc projects for the Judge

Aug 2017 - Present

NYC Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings

Hearing Officer

Feb 2015 - Jun 2016

Conducted quasi-judicial administrative hearings, ruled on motions, examined and reviewed documentary evidence, made credibility determinations and issued written decisions in all assigned cases. Hearings involved matters of persons accused of violating local laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of the City of New York; including other laws and rules within the OATH.

Feb 2015 - Jun 2016

Credit Suisse

Vice President

Jul 2005 - Sep 2012

Reviewed and negotiated confi agreements with counterparty broker dealers and rating agencies. Reviewed and negotiated third party vendor supply contract agreement; par and distress debt loan trade closing documents assignment and assumption agreements and purchase and sale agreements.Performed and managed strategies to increase performance and efficiency within the Credit Investments Group

Jul 2005 - Sep 2012

White & Case

Staff Attorney

Apr 2004 - Jun 2005

Reviewed and analyzed documents in preparation for defense in litigation matters relating to The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Created and managed various projects including data metrics supporting the litigation; reviewed and identified pertinent online documents.

Apr 2004 - Jun 2005

Milberg Weiss

Contract Attorney

May 2003 - Mar 2004

Reviewed documents in a healthcare matter; Etna. Identified relevant and responsive online documents to senior management. Created and maintained privilege log.

May 2003 - Mar 2004

Paul Weiss

Staff Attorney

Jun 2000 - Mar 2003

Supervised contract attorneys and paralegals; examined complaints and analyzed evidence in one of the largest bankruptcy cases in US history: Enron. Conducted legal research and assisted in the supervision of all aspects of trial. Managed case projects and prepared documents and memos for depositions.

Jun 2000 - Mar 2003

Sullivan & Cromwell

Contract Attorney

Sep 1999 - Feb 2000

Identified relevant and responsive online documents and analyzed confirmations, swaps, forwards and all documents and telephone conversations from broker dealers in a securities fraud and antitrust investigation: Republic National Bank

Sep 1999 - Feb 2000

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