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Friday, March 14, 2014

In addition to their busy legal practices, Nixon Peabody's attorneys are focused on giving their time and skills to ensure equal access to justice in the communities where they work and live. Gordon J. MacDonald, a commercial litigation partner in Nixon Peabody’s Manchester office, is this year’s recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Distinguished Service to the Public Award.

For the past two years, Gordon has chaired the Campaign for Legal Services, the fundraising effort that supports New Hampshire Legal Assistance, the Legal Advice & Referral Center and the Pro Bono Referral Program. During the past two campaigns, the effort has raised more than $600,000. He also serves on the New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission. Additionally, Gordon chairs the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, which is charged with evaluating the competence of new attorneys licensed to practice in New Hampshire. Gordon regularly volunteers as an attorney for the New Hampshire Pro Bono's Domestic Violence Emergency Project (DOVE). Working with DOVE is part of our “Domestic Protection Team,” our Manchester office’s larger commitment to assisting victims of domestic violence.

At Nixon Peabody, Gordon focuses on complex, business-related disputes. His clients include private and publicly traded companies, nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and individuals. He works closely with clients to deliver value and results in high-stake disputes. Some recent examples of those results include a case involving a class of more than 6,000 health care providers where Gordon helped to secure a $110 million judgment for them in a complex, multi-forum litigation; a case where he was co-counsel in securing a preliminary injunction against the State on behalf of ten of New Hampshire’s largest hospitals in a dispute involving Medicaid reimbursements; and a case where he helped secure a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of recently enacted legislation that would have impaired the contracts of three national equipment manufacturers. He is the author of Wiebusch on New Hampshire Civil Practice, a multi-volume treatise on civil procedure. The fourth edition of that book will be published by Matthew Bender/Lexis in May 2014.

Gordon was honored with the Distinguished Service to the Public Award at the New Hampshire Bar Association Midyear Meeting on March 7 in Manchester.

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