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Board Member
Telephone: +1 212 965-0400
Mailing address: JEHT Foundation, 120 Wooster Street. New York, NY 10012 , US
Email: ngordon@jehtfoundation.org

Vice-President, JEHT Foundation
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1977
A.B., Barnard College, 1974

Professional History:

Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance Board (1988-2006); Counsel to the Chairman, New York State Commission on Government Integrity (1987-1988); Law Clerk, The Honorable Harold R. Medina, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1977-1978)

Memberships, Appointments, Honors:

New York State Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections, Member, 2003-2005;
IFES, Panelist and Advisor overseas and in the U.S. on enforcement of campaign finance laws, 2005;
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws, COGEL Outstanding Service Award, 2003; Special Recognition Award for Extraordinary Service after September 11, 2001, 2002; President, 1996;
Center for Responsive Politics, Member, Advisory Board, Study of the Campaign Finance Landscape under McCain-Feingold, 2003;
Campaign Finance Institute, Member, Task Force on Disclosure, 2001-2002;
Democracy 21, Member, Project FEC Task Force, 2002;
Columbia University School of Law, Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility, 1999;
Harvard University School of Law, Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow, 1998-1999;
New York State Common Cause, “I Love an Ethical New York Award” for “nationally recognized achievement in the administration of public financing”, 1992;
New York County Lawyers' Association, Public Service Award, 1992;
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Chair, Government Ethics Committee, 1998-2001; Member, Special Commission on Campaign Finance Reform, 1998-2000; New York State Bar Association, Chair, Election Law Committee, 1992-1995; Chair, Committee on the Federal Constitution, 1983-1988; Member, Sub-Committee on the Voting Rights Act, 1982;
American Law Institute, Member, 1982-present;
National Civic League, Member, Advisory Board for the New Politics Program, 1997;
Joyce Foundation, Working Group member, pursuant to a grant administered by the Brookings Institute, studying viability of a private blue-ribbon commission to press for federal campaign finance reform, 1998;
Appearances as a speaker and resource in many news outlets, including network news, the New York Times, and for a wide range of not-for-profit and governmental groups, including the Carnegie Corporation, the Open Society Institute, the League of Women Voters, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Committee on Standards in Public Life

Major Publications

“Political Finance Laws: Possibilities and Practicalities of Enforcement,” chapter of a forthcoming publication by the International Political Science Association

“Ensuring Good Government: The New York City Campaign Finance Board,” in Ethics in Government, The Public Trust: a Two Way Street (New York State Bar Association 2002)

“Campaign Financing in New York City: A Decade of Reform,” in Government Ethics and Law Enforcement: Toward Global Guidelines (Praeger 2000)

“From the Ground Up: Local Lessons for National Reform,” participant in transcribed proceedings of conference co-sponsored by the Campaign Finance Board and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 27 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1 (1999)

“The New York City Model: Essentials for Effective Campaign Finance Regulation,” 6 Journal of Law and Policy 79 (1997)

“Symposium on Campaign Finance Enforcement: A Comparative View,” participant in transcribed proceedings of the American Bar Association, Administrative Law Section, 11 Journal of Law & Politics 1 (1995)

“The New York City Campaign Finance Program: A Reform That is Working,” with Hyla Wagner, 19 Fordham Urban Law Journal 605 (1992)

“The Constitutional Right to Candidacy,” 25 Kansas Law Review 545 (1977), reprinted in abbreviated form, 91 Political Science Quarterly 471 (1976)