Claudia L. Gordon, Esq.

Claudia L. Gordon, Esq. sitting with black top, and print black and white skirt, smiling at the camera

Title

Member, Board of Trustees

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Howard University

Short Biography

Claudia Gordon, Esq. is a director of Government and Compliance with Sprint Accessibility, a business unit within Sprint Corporation. Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to reduce or eliminate communication barriers for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have a hearing or vision loss, or cognitive, speech or mobility disability.

Prior to joining Sprint Accessibility in March 2017, Ms. Gordon was a member of the Obama Administration from December 2009 to January 2017, initially serving as special assistant to the director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and then as OFCCP’s Chief of Staff. OFCCP is a worker protection agency that enforces the civil rights of American workers who either work for or seek employment with companies that benefit from government contracts.

From July 2013 to March 2014, Ms. Gordon conducted a temporary assignment with the White House Office of Public Engagement, where she served as an associate director of public engagement. In that capacity, she served as the liaison to the disability community and advised on disability policies.

Notably, Ms. Gordon served as a member of President Obama’s presidential delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.

Prior to the Department of Labor, Ms. Gordon was a senior policy advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In 2000, she received the prestigious Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney with the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center. She also worked as a consulting attorney with the National Council on Disability.

Ms. Gordon, a native of Jamaica W.I., graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC in 1995 and went on to complete law school with honors at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000.