Professional Biography
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Matthew P. Gordon Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3552

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Healthcare litigator Matthew Gordon represents healthcare organizations and individuals in matters involving regulatory compliance and other complex issues, including government investigations, false claims actions, contract disputes, Medicaid rate litigation and class action lawsuits. Matthew litigates in federal and state courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations and appellate proceedings on behalf of hospital systems, academic medical centers, Medicaid managed care organizations, medical device manufacturers, dialysis providers and healthcare joint ventures, and he has helped obtain favorable resolutions for healthcare clients in numerous high-value disputes. Matthew also represents individual practitioners in licensing and disciplinary matters.

Drawing on his background in biomedical research and public health, Matthew counsels healthcare clients on compliance issues and helps navigates internal investigations and responses to enforcement proceedings brought by state and federal agencies.

As part of his active pro bono practice, Matthew was appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as counsel for an individual arrested for protesting in downtown Portland. He has also successfully defended immigrants in removal proceedings and assisted refugees applying for asylum.

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Immigration Law Network, Volunteer Screener and Volunteer Attorney, 2012 – 2014
  • Concordia University School of Law, Law Student Mentor and Student Services Advisory Committee Member, 2012 – 2014
  • Kids in the Court, 2007
  • Big Brothers of King County, 2002 – 2003
  • Atlantic Street Center, 1998 – 2001
  • Kids Can Do!, Mentor and Co-chair, 1990 - 1994


  • Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 2008 - 2009





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • University of Washington, M.P.H., Public Health Genetics, 2005
  • University of Puget Sound, B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa