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Daniel Gordon Named New Associate Dean at GW Law


This release comes to us from Angela Olson:

George Washington University Law School has named Daniel I. Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, as its new associate dean for government procurement law studies. He will assume the newly created position on Jan. 1, 2012.


“Dan Gordon has long been one of the worldwide leaders in this important field, and he is that rare person who can translate his experience and knowledge into learning and action,” said Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law. “Our students will greatly benefit from his ‘insider’ perspective and his practical know-how. I am confident that the creation of this position signals to Washington and the world that now more than ever, GW Law is the premier place to study government procurement law and policy.”


Mr. Gordon says he is looking forward to his new position, and shares Dean Berman’s enthusiasm for the groundbreaking role.


“While GW Law has a long history of excellence in the area of government contracts, adding the position of associate dean should provide opportunities for building on that history to take the Law School even further,” said Mr. Gordon. “Ultimately, we will want to find new ways to reach students, including potentially nontraditional frameworks, and new ways to explore connections between government contracts law and other disciplines, such as corporate, public international, and anti-trust law.”


Mr. Gordon added that his recent career experience will shape his approach to knowledge-sharing and program development at GW Law.

“Procurement policy is intertwined with procurement law, but seeing things from the policy side has enriched my understanding of the importance and the impact of procurement law,” said Mr. Gordon.

Mr. Gordon was confirmed as the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in November 2009. In that role, he developed and implemented acquisition policies supporting more than $500 billion of annual federal spending. Previously, he spent 17 years at the Government Accountability Office in various roles including managing associate general counsel in the Procurement Law Division, deputy general counsel and acting general counsel.

While he will soon take on a new role, Mr. Gordon is already familiar with the GW Law community through previous service as a member of its adjunct faculty.

“GW Law is a world-class venue for teaching, research and writing about government contracting. I am returning to a community that I know and cherish,” Mr. Gordon said.

Mr. Gordon holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also has studied in Paris, France; Marburg, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel. Mr. Gordon also is the author of numerous articles on procurement law and the bid process at GAO.