Gordon A. Greenberg, Class of 1980

Precedent-setting prosecutor and partner at McDermott Will & Emery

Gordon A. GreenbergA partner in the Los Angeles office of McDermott Will & Emery, Gordon Greenberg has more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of business crime investigations and trials. He regularly represents clients in civil and criminal investigations, trials and congressional hearings and often defends clients in high stakes matters that have civil and criminal components. Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery, Greenberg was a federal prosecutor, serving as the Chief of the Financial Investigations Unit in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office and was also a state and special federal prosecutor in Chicago. As a prosecutor, he tried several precedent-setting cases, including U.S. v. Cuevas, the first extradition of an individual from Switzerland to the United States for money laundering-related offenses, and U.S. v. Barry Minkow, ZZZ Best, et al., one of the largest securities/money laundering cases tried on the West Coast in the 1980s.

Greenberg recently served as the Chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee and has served as a faculty lecturer to the Federal Judicial Center, the organization that provides judges with continuing legal education.  He has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in Los Angeles and in 2008, the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named him to its California Top 100 Lawyers list. He also achieved the highest possible rank in white collar and government litigation in the 2005 through 2011 editions of Chambers USA and, in 2009, was recognized by The Legal 500 United States as one of the leading lawyers in his field.