Gordon B. Schatz


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  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1980, J.D., Received the Barristers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Haverford College, 1974, B.A., with Honors, History

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • State Court of Appeals - Maryland
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania

Gordon is a partner in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. He served as Reed Smith’s life sciences integration partner for the firm’s China offices from 2009-2014. Reed Smith’s offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore assist pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, and other clients start operations in China, clear regulatory hurdles, and navigate China’s legal and business challenges.

In the United States, Gordon represents device, drug and diagnostic manufacturers on technology reimbursement, to secure coverage, codes, and payment for innovative products. He advises manufacturers on product development linking clinical trials, regulatory approvals, labeling and reimbursement with marketing, sales, and customer support. His experience includes cardiac implants, orthopedic devices, minimally invasive surgical devices, neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostics, imaging, oncology, and other medical specialty areas. He also develops and implements compliance programs under the anti-kickback, fraud and abuse laws.

Within Reed Smith, Gordon served as both co-chair of the firm's Life Sciences Team and Health Care Group practice leader.

Employment History

  • 1990 - Present - Reed Smith LLP
  • 1985 - 1990 - Health Industry Manufacturers Association ("HIMA"), now AdvaMed, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
  • 1980 - 1985 - Practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, counseling hospitals and long-term care facilities on corporate restructure, real estate, commercial and civil litigation
  • 1974 - 1977 - Worked with a national health maintenance organization, an ambulatory surgical center, and the Massachusetts certificate-of-need program

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized for US and China work in the LMG Life Sciences Guide to Leading Firms and Attorneys (2012-2014)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in the area of Health Care (2008-2010), being described as "one of the best around in relation to health care reimbursement, pricing and compliance issues"
  • Ranked by BTI (2009) as being among the top health care lawyers in the United States
  • Received an award for Outstanding Service as Vice President of the Association of Health Care Administrators of the National Capital Area
  • Quoted in the New York Times on Medicare Coverage Policy

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chamber of Commerce - China (Health Care Committee)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Associations
  • Association of Health Care Administrators of the National Capital Area - former Vice President (1988 - 1990)


Gordon enjoys hiking, cycling and music.  He is the co-chair of Reed Smith’s Walk/Jog/Run 5K Charity.