MARK GORDON is a founding partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. He has achieved a national reputation as a trial lawyer and for his expertise in the areas of risk management, business litigation and transportation law. He has continuously been identified as one of the top 50 attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gordon provides clients with litigation and risk consultation services. He drafts and reviews contractual agreements and provides coverage expertise. Mr. Gordon has consulted with insurers, policyholders and governmental agencies on the assessment of risk exposures.
In 2000, Mr. Gordon participated in the formation of one of the most successful transportation captives in the market. He serves on that captive’s Board and on its Executive Committee, and serves as Chair of the Risk Control Group. Mr. Gordon has litigated and mediated hundreds of cases on behalf of the captive. His efforts have resulted in the significant reduction in premium and funding requirements for his respective clients and for the captive generally.
In response to client needs, Mr. Gordon formed the firm’s Risk Management practice group, which litigates and oversees litigation for the firm’s clients globally, and which has been designed to substantially reduce the costs associated with litigation.
Mr. Gordon has been honored by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation; he has been named as a BTI Client Service All-Star, a designation afforded to less than 200 lawyers in the United States who have provided superior client service to Fortune 1000 companies. He has been rated among The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 for his work in the workers’ compensation arena. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Mr. Gordon as an AV Preeminent rated attorney.
Most recently, ALM named Mr. Gordon as one of the top-rated transportation lawyers in the United States.
Mr. Gordon has lectured nationally and internationally on the benefit of post-loss risk management, the benefit of homogenous group captives, litigation controls and other risk management tools that have effectively reduced the costs of risk. He has published on the financial benefits of litigation oversight, the impact of fraud, fraud prevention, and his role in addressing and arbitrating collateral disputes between insurers, excess insurers and insureds.
In addition to his position as Chair of the Risk Control Group for Fleet Solutions, Ltd., Mr. Gordon serves on the Board of Directors for several Best in Class trucking companies. He is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) which is a nonprofit association committed to reducing the cost of claims and lawsuits against the trucking industry. TIDA members include over 1,600 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies.
Mr. Gordon has served as an expert for various Rating Bureaus to address casualty risk, insurance bad faith and collateral retention issues. He has served as a Discovery Master for the Federal District Courts in Pennsylvania on bad faith claims.
Mr. Gordon currently serves on the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a Senior Hearing Member to address lawyer discipline.
Heavily involved in charitable work, Mr. Gordon has served as a voluntary executive for the American Cancer Society for more than a decade as Chair for Premiere Events in multiple regions throughout the United States.