Richards Gordon Partner

Richards Gordon

Richards "Dick" Gordon is a Partner of the firm, one of the founders of our Boston office and leader of the In-House Practice Group in Boston. His practice focuses on partner and in-house placements. For in-house, he specializes in staff-level, senior-level and general counsel positions within Fortune 1000 companies as well as rapidly growing companies. He has advised clients on legal department development and expansion in New England, across the nation and internationally in the high tech, biotech, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, financial services, consumer products, media and retail industries.

On the law firm side, Dick represents individual partners and partner groups in the lateral market. He is responsible for the placement of numerous individual partners and practice groups in national and international law firms throughout New England. He also serves as an advisor to local and out-of-state firms looking to grow their Boston and New England presence.


Dick's expertise is built on years of experience as a practicing attorney, business professional and legal recruiter. Early in his legal career, Dick practiced law at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, and later he joined Wayne, Lazares & Chappell where he became a corporate and real estate partner. In 1989, he left the practice of law and co-founded Bickerton & Gordon, which grew to be one of New England's premier legal search firms. The firm merged with Major, Lindsey & Africa in 2004. Before entering law, Dick was a commercial loan officer with the former Bank of New England.

A recognized leader in legal search, Dick has written several articles and has been a regular participant in legal recruitment seminars. A native Minnesotan, but now a true New Englander, he is a former secondary school English teacher and coach, having taught at two top Connecticut schools, and a former newspaper reporter for a top Vermont weekly.


Vermont Law School: J.D.

Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English

University of Bath, England

Middlebury College: B.A., Art History


Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Committee

Middlebury Class Agent

St. Sebastian's School Men's Association