ACCL Membership Directory

Brad A. Gordon

  • EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • 7 Jackson Walkway
  • Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3694


  • Undergraduate: B.A. English University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1988
  • Law School: J.D. George Washington University Law School 1992

Career History

  1. Gilbane Building Company, Providence, RI, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, 2004-present
  2. Gilbane, Inc., Providence, RI, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, 2004-present
  3. Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. (now CDM Smith), Cambridge, MA, Legal Counsel & Principal, 2000-2004
  4. Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, Quincy, MA, Associate, 1998-2000
  5. Perry, Hicks, Crotty & Mitchell, New Bedford, MA, Associate, 1996-1998
  6. Pierson Semmes & Bemis, Washington, D.C., Associate, 1992-1996

Professional Activities

  1. American College of Construction Lawyers, 2017-present
  2. Adjunct professor, Roger Williams University Law School, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2017-2022
  3. American Bar Association, 1992-present
  4. ABA Forum on Construction Law, 2004-present
  5. Associated General Contractors, In-House Counsel Peer Group, 2004-present
  6. American Council of Engineering Companies, Legal Forum, 2000-2004
  7. Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative, 2008-present
  8. AGC Task Force on Delay and Impact Claims, June 2016-present
  9. American Arbitration Association National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee, May 2016-present



Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars


  1. “Six Ways to Mitigate Financial Risk”, Brad A. Gordon and Lawrence A. Dany, Construction Executive Magazine, August 17, 2015
  2. “Price Escalation, Defaults, Potential Defaults and Remedies”, Brad A. Gordon and David B. Ratterman, American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, 2006 Mid-Winter Meeting, New York, New York
  3. “Criminal Knowledge and the New Clean Air Act”, Brad A. Gordon, Arizona State Law Journal, v.25, No.2 (1993)                                                           

Speeches, Panels and Seminars

  1. “Technology in Legal Departments”, Harvard Legal Technology Symposium, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, November 8, 2018.
  2. “Overview of AIA’s 2017 Documents:  the Changes that Matter the Most”, American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, October 2017
  3. “How to Maximize the Value and Reduce the Cost of Corporate Legal Services”, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 2016
  4. “Coghlin Electric Company v. Gilbane Building Company”, Associated General Contractors In-House Counsel Peer Group,”, Dallas, TX, September 2015
  5. “Current Enforcement Trends on Public Construction Projects”, Construction Management Association of America New England Chapter, Boston, MA, December 9, 2014
  6. “Which Forum Delivers ‘Just, Speedy & Economical’ Results in Construction Cases – Litigation or Arbitration”, State Bar of Montana 10th Annual Construction Law Institute, Bozeman, MT, October 10, 2014
  7. “Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation and Arbitration): When, Why and How It Can Be Used to Lower Litigation Costs”, American Conference Institute National Forum on Controlling Litigation Costs, New York, NY, October 23, 2013
  8. “In-House Roundtable on Managing Construction Disputes, Containing Costs and Formulating Litigation Strategies”, American Conference Institute, National Advanced Conference on Construction Litigation, Orlando, FL, February 29, 2012
  9. “Corporate Counsel Roundtable”, American Arbitration Association, Spring 2011 Construction Conference, Santa Monica, CA, April 1, 2011
  10. “Fee Arrangements, Budgeting and Billing”, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2011 Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, April 15, 1011
  11. “Drafting and Negotiating the ‘New’ Key Contract Clauses”, American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, 2009 Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2009
  12. “A Lynchpin in Successful Mediation: Choosing Your Mediator”, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, October 14, 2010
  13. “Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts”, MCLE New England, In-House Counsel Briefing, Cambridge, MA, October 7, 2010
  14.  “Utilizing Joint Ventures”, Associated General Contractors In-House Counsel Peer Group, Naples, FL, February 2010
  15. “Price Escalation, Defaults, Potential Defaults and Remedies”, American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, 2006 Mid-Winter Meeting, New York, NY, February 2006
  16. “How Construction Owners Can Protect Themselves from Risk”, IQPC Commercial Construction Law Conference, Boston, MA, July 19, 2006
  17.  “Implementing Ethics Compliance Programs”, Associated General Contractors In-House Counsel Peer Group, Denver, CO, June 2005

Court Admissions

  1. Commonwealth of Virginia, 1992
  2. District of Columbia, 1994
  3. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1997
  4. Rhode Island, 2004
  5. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1992
  6. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1994
  7. U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1994
  8. U.S.D.C. for District of Massachusetts, 1998

Community Activities

  1. Town Moderator, Town of Marion, Massachusetts, 2017-present (elected)
  2. Chairman/Member – School Committee, Town of Marion, Massachusetts, 2007-2014 (elected); Chair of Building Subcommittee
  3. Member – Sippican School Major Maintenance Committee, Town of Marion, Massachusetts, 2007-2014 (appointed)
  4. Member – Joint School Committee for Old Rochester Regional School District, 2007-2014 (elected)
  5. Member/Clerk – Planning Board, Town of Marion, Massachusetts, 1998-2002 (elected)
  6. Member – Mattapoisett River Watershed Committee, 1998-2002 (appointed)


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