Gordon has over two decades of financial markets experience having worked at a number of leading international banks. At FRA, Gordon has acted as a testifying expert in high value arbitration and litigation disputes, with a particular specialism in complex transactions and accounting standards. He is also experienced in disgorgement, ability to pay and fine calculations involving a variety of authorities and regulators across the world.
Gordon’s extensive track record includes experience with fair value (mark-to-market) accounting, IFRS and US GAAP accounting standards, trader compliance monitoring, valuations, market risk, investigations, product control, capital markets and due diligence. Whist working in investment banks, Gordon was involved in a number of major investigations of trading, valuation and accounting issues, including quantifying the extent of the issue, reviewing how failures occurred and remediation to prevent recurrence. Prior to this Gordon worked for BDO and qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant.
His representative experience includes:
- Testifying expert in a Dutch ICC arbitration on mark-to-market valuations and application of relevant accounting standards in a major civil fraud case relating to misstated financial statements in a commodity trading company
- Testifying expert on banking practices and quantum of loss in civil litigation in the London commercial court between an major European bank and its insurers relating to defaulted commodity finance trades (“ABN Amro Bank NV v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc & Ors  EWHC 442 (Comm)”)
- Preparation of an expert report on evidence in a Dutch civil litigation case relating to alleged failures by the auditors to identify material misstatements in the financial statements
- Calculation of trading profits on a portfolio of structured products of a major European bank and presentation to the U.S. Department of Justice in the context of alleged FCPA violations
- Preparing and presenting to the U.S. Department of Justice a study of an international engineering company’s ability to pay a penalty in the context of alleged FCPA violations
Gordon has a MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.