Director of Operations
Mr. Gordon has over 25 years of experience from the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) where he served in various roles including investigator, attaché, and chief of staff. He was also the DEA’s liaison between the DEA and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).
As the DEA acting Deputy Section Chief-Financial Investigations, Mr. Gordon coordinated potential sanctions targeting under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”), the Global Magnitsky Act, and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”). He also served as the DEA’s representative on inter-agency committees for enforcement or regulatory issues concerning money laundering, and coordinated and authorized DEA access to foreign financial intelligence through the Egmont Group. Additionally, Mr. Gordon spent nearly six years as the DEA attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Suriname, where he consulted with various Department of Justice components, the U.S. Ambassador, and the Government of Suriname, with respect to combatting the flow of illicit trafficking of narcotics through that country.
As Director of Operations at Ferrari & Associates, Mr. Gordon is responsible for assisting the Firm in developing processes for investigations, and structuring the Firm’s operations and case management practices, including through the identification and deployment of information technology hardware and software. Additionally, Mr. Gordon plays a role in the development of case strategies in those client matters which may involve intensive interagency coordination.
Mr. Gordon frequently coordinates and interfaces with sanctions and anti-money laundering professionals and organizations to facilitate information sharing, and develop relationships for future collaborations. In that role, Mr. Gordon serves as a liaison between the Firm and professionals in the sanctions and anti-money laundering industry, and helps track developments in U.S. economic sanctions.