Barton J.  Gordon

Barton J. Gordon

K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Gordon joined K&L Gates as partner in the Washington, D.C. office after 26 years representing the state of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Gordon served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology from 2007 to 2010 and was also a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

During his distinguished congressional career, Mr. Gordon developed a reputation as the undisputed bipartisan leader in innovation policy in the U.S. Congress. During his chairmanship the committee passed 151 bills and resolutions and all were bipartisan. In 2007, he championed the America COMPETES Act, signed into law by President Bush. In 2010 he engineered the passage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, signed by President Obama.