Alexandra Robert Gordon

  • Lecturer

Alexandra Robert Gordon has been a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice since 2009. As a member of the Government Law Section, she represents California’s constitutional officers in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Gordon has handled many high-profile cases from the trial court to the United States Supreme Court, including challenges to California’s law prohibiting the possession of large-capacity magazines, banning possession of shark fin, and requiring the disclosure of major donor information by charitable organizations. She received a California Lawyer of the Year Award in 2014 for her work defending the constitutionality of a law that prohibits mental health professionals from engaging in treatments intended to change the sexual orientation of a minor. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Gordon was a supervisor and staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she currently serves as an Appellate Lawyer Representative. 


J.D., Harvard Law School (1998)
M. Phil., University of Oxford (1993)
A.B., Brown University (1991)