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Phillip M. Gordon

Of Counsel

Phillip Gordon is Of Counsel at Holtzman Vogel where his practice focuses primarily on the areas of voting rights, the First Amendment, redistricting, and other campaign finance and election-related matters. Mr. Gordon has authored major briefs on behalf of parties and amici at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Texas, and many of the United States Courts of Appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gordon served as associate counsel for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Mr. Gordon holds a law degree from Baylor Law School where he received special distinction as a Leadership Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Gordon was the president of the Baylor Law chapter of the Federalist Society. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Gordon also holds a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a member of the Federalist Society and the Republican National Lawyers Association.

Mr. Gordon is a member of the Virginia, Texas, and District of Columbia bars. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States,  the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Selected Experience:

  • Co-counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Governor’s Association in litigation respecting Florida’s system for organizing ballots in partisan elections, winning a complete victory on appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Played a significant role in drafting briefs before the trial court and the Court of Appeals. The Eleventh Circuit largely adopted the arguments on standing presented in the briefs, and the opinion by the Eleventh Circuit has been cited in numerous other courts and briefs since it was issued in April 2020.

 

  • Represented amicus non-partisan organization in briefing before the Texas Supreme Court on equal protection and related issues concerning the power of counties to change election procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in contravention of Texas State law.

 

  • Co-counsel to certain members of both the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Republican congressional delegation in redistricting litigation, successfully appealing a three-judge panel opinion of the Eastern District of Michigan to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

  • Co-counsel and second chair on an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Played an integral role in drafting briefs and preparing lead counsel for oral argument.

 

  • Represented amicus the National Republican Redistricting Trust in briefing before the Supreme Court of the United States on voting rights issues.

 

  • Co-counsel for Pennsylvania state senator in redistricting litigation, winning a complete victory in front of the three-judge panel of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Played a significant role at trial in the same case by preparing and examining witnesses and drafting briefing.

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