Robert Gordon is the senior vice president, policy, research & international for the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). He is responsible for working with APCIA members to develop and frame public policy positions on the opportunities and challenges facing the property casualty insurance industry at the state, federal and international levels. Gordon also coordinates policy support for APCIA's extensive state and federal advocacy efforts, media outreach and information products. He held the same title with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) prior to its merger with the American Insurance Association (AIA) on January 1, 2019.
Prior to joining PCI in August 2008, Gordon was the parliamentarian, senior counsel and ethics compliance officer for the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives. Through his work, Gordon provided strategic counsel on the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, the State Modernization and Regulatory Transparency Act and the Risk Retention Act. He also contributed to policy issues relevant to the property casualty insurance industry such as data security, privacy, liability reform and the Fair Credit Reporting Act amendments.
While with the Committee on Energy & Commerce, Gordon developed and negotiated legislation on issues ranging from banking to health care to consumer safety, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. He has a long history of influencing policy development and leading research initiatives from his early work as legal counsel for Representative David Dreier (R-CA) and as an associate with Wiley, Rein & Fielding.