Philip L. Gordon

Philip L. Gordon


Recognized since 2014

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

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Philip L. Gordon has years of experience litigating privacy-based claims and counseling clients on all aspects of workplace privacy and information security. He has provided advice to businesses of all sizes on:

  • Surveillance of employees' electronic communications
  • The Federal Wiretap Act
  • The Federal Stored Communications Act
  • Workplace searches
  • Location tracking and use of GPS-enabled devices
  • Background checks
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Social media and other new technologies affecting the workplace
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • State data protection laws
  • Responding to security breaches
  • The European Union Data Protection Directive
  • Global data protection laws
  • Cross-border transfers of human resources data
  • Outsourcing
  • The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

    Philip also has substantial experience representing employers in disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, claims of unfair competition and charges of wrongful termination. In addition, he regularly counsels businesses on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act's Accessibility Guidelines and frequently defends businesses against claims of public accommodation discrimination.

    The chair of Littler's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group, Philip writes extensively on workplace privacy issues and has given dozens of presentations on the topic. He is the principal author of Littler’sWorkplace Privacy Blog. He taught privacy and data protection law as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining Littler, he was an associate and partner at two other law firms. He served as a judicial clerk on the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.

Contact & Links


  • 1900 Sixteenth Street
    Suite 800
    Denver, CO 80202


  • Princeton University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association


  • Advisory Board - BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report - Member
  • Advisory Board - University of Colorado School of Law's Silicon Flatirons Institute - Member

Madison, Wisconsin

236 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

130 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Special Focus



  • Named, Best Law Firm Writer - The Burton Awards, 2013
  • Named, Super Lawyer - Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2006-2013


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