NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Michael R. Gordon, Eli R. Mattioli and Andrew L. Morrison have joined the firm's New York office as partners in the Litigation Division. They join from K&L Gates, where all three were litigation partners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130227/LA67358LOGO) "With decades of experience in commercial litigation, both domestic and international, and arbitration disputes encompassing a broad range of industries, Michael, Eli and Andrew are an exceptional team who strengthen and expand our strategic counseling capabilities," said Matt Kanny, chair of Manatt's Litigation Division. "We are fortunate to have them with us." Gordon, Mattioli and Morrison add to the growing group of litigators in Manatt's New York office, which also includes Mark Peroff and Darren Saunders, who joined Manatt's New York office as partners in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group in April 2012. "As we continue to build on our nationally recognized litigation capabilities and expand our presence on the East Coast, we are extremely pleased to welcome Michael, Eli and Andrew," said William T. Quicksilver, Manatt's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner. "They each have proven to be strategic and resourceful litigators with extremely broad range and remarkable patterns of success." Michael R. Gordon has a successful track record representing a highly diversified clientele in complex commercial disputes through litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. His clients come from a wide range of industries, including finance, real estate, construction, engineering, apparel and luxury goods. Gordon has also conducted internal investigations and has experience representing clients before the New York State Banking Department and the U.S. Office of Comptroller of the Currency. He is skilled in mediation, both as an advocate and a court-certified mediator. A frequent writer and speaker on litigation and professional ethics, Gordon earned his B.A. cum laude from Cornell University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. "Manatt offers agile trial lawyers backed by full-service law firm expertise that clients seek. I am thrilled to join such a talented group," said Gordon.