Mikhail Reider-Gordon, LL.M., CCEP
Managing Director, Institutional Ethics & Integrity
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Mikhail Reider-Gordon is Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. She serves as an independent integrity monitor on a wide-range of matters involving both public institutions and corporate entities under court-ordered and regulatory settlement agreements. Ms. Gordon’s practice areas of expertise include anti-corruption; anti-money laundering; technology and privacy compliance; accountability in artificial intelligence/automated decision-making tools; transparency, and accountability; the public sector and international law. She is accustomed to working on extremely sensitive and high-profile matters, both nationally and internationally.
Ms. Gordon began her professional career at the RAND Corporation. She subsequently took on investigative and crisis-management roles with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security before returning to the private sector to spearhead anti-piracy investigations for the Motion Picture Association of America. She mined these experiences in her role as global consultant with Deloitte and Capstone Advisory Group and, most recently, as a Director of Global Disputes & Investigations at Navigant, Inc. (now Ankura). She managed an active litigation and advisory practice providing strategy and advisement to a broad range of international clients centered on organizational compliance with local, state, federal and international law, and directing internal investigations across industries in Fortune 500 corporate and large institutional settings, frequently under scrutiny from regulators. A lawyer with proven leadership in ethics and compliance and deep expertise in complex financial crimes, her practice focused on expertly guiding executives and counsel in addressing institutional ethical challenges and risks, creating and implementing of codes of conduct, integrity and accountability programs and achieving regulatory compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.
Ms. Gordon holds several leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA). She is a Council member and the Operations Officer for the International Law Section, which comprises approximately 17,000 members from 100 countries. She previously served as the Section’s Technology Officer and Rule of Law Officer. She is a Senior Advisor to the International Anti-Corruption Committee which she formerly Co-Chaired. She is also Senior Advisor to the National Security Committee and is past Chair of the Section’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee, and former Liaison to the Criminal Justice Section, and regularly contributes on ABA policy matters. She served as the Chair of the greater ABA’s Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession; served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems; and she directed the global Defense Bar consultative review for the World Bank’s Sanctions System Review.
Since 2015, on faculty at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria, Ms. Gordon has taught Anti-Corruption Compliance & Investigations in the Private Sector to Masters of Anti-Corruption Studies students. She also conducts tailored trainings for organizations, including prosecutorial, investigative, and auditor agencies from developing countries. Ms. Gordon is regularly asked to provide expertise and commentary, and her articles have been published in prominent law journals, including the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law, Westlaw Journal of White Collar Crime, Southwestern Journal of Law, Litigation Journal, and The International Lawyer. Ms. Gordon has trained trainers and taught courses on white collar crime for the FBI Academy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service, and law enforcement agencies around the world. She has also served as an adjunct law professor. Ms. Gordon received her LL.M. in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh Law School, her M.Phil. from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, her GDL/LL.B. from Leeds Law School, and her B.A. in Political Science; and she conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Ethics & Compliance Professional (CCEP); Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); and Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI).