Richards Gordon - National Head of In-House Practice Group, Member of Partner Practice Group 

Direct: (781) 235-8339
Secondary Office: (646) 779-3767


Dick Gordon is a veteran legal recruiter, with almost 30 years of experience in which he has successfully placed more than 300 General Counsel and many high-level Partners, resulting in long-standing relationships and partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies and law firms across the nation. Dick brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to The Foster Group. His practice focuses on Partner and In-House placements nationwide. 

In-house: Dick specializes in general counsel, senior-level, and staff-level, 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. 

Law Firm: 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. 

Prior to joining The Foster Group, Dick founded the Boston office and led the In-House Practice Group for a global legal search firm. His 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, Daly & 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. 

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. 

Representative General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Other In-house Searches Include:

  • Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratory
  • Molten Metal Technology
  • Natixis Global Asset Management
  • Oak Industries
  • Old Mutual Asset Management
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • PerkinElmer
  • Pioneer Investments
  • Point Information Systems
  • PTC, Inc.
  • QuickBase
  • Reebok International, Ltd.
  • Sappi Fine Paper North America
  • SimPlayer Sports
  • Staples
  • State Street Bank & Trust Company
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Stream Global Services, Inc.
  • Subaru of New England, Inc.
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Textron, Inc.
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Thermal North America, Inc.
  • Trinity Coal Partners, LLC
  • US Acute Care Solutions
  • Vogt Power International Inc.
  • Welch’s Food, Inc.
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Acushnet Company
  • AEW Capital Management LLP
  • Affiliated Managers Group
  • Alere Inc.
  • American Renal Associates
  • Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Analogic Corporation
  • Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies
  • Ascend Learning
  • Avid Technology
  • Babcock Power, Inc.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Circor International
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • Crispr Therapeutics
  • Denham Capital Management
  • Eaton Vance
  • Electric Insurance Company
  • EMC Corporation
  • eRoom Technology
  • Evergreen Investments
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Forma Therapeutics
  • Gulf Oil
  • Hartford Healthcare Corporation
  • Hasbro Inc.
  • Hinckley Yachts
  • ikaSystems

Representative Law Firm Placements (Partner or Associate) include:

  • Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Nutter McClennan & Fish LLP
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • Wiggin & Dana
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • Preti Flaherty Believau
  • Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster
  • Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
  • WilmerHale
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Choate Hall & Stewart
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Holland & Knight
  • Dechert LLP
  • Brown Rudnick LLP
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Goulston & Storrs PC