Gordon G. Kaplan has more than 30 years of experience in U.S. and international corporate and business law both in private practice and as vice president/general counsel for major international companies. A member of the bar in California and presently an inactive member in Illinois, and Washington, D.C., he received his B.A. and law degrees from the University of Illinois and continued his post-graduate legal education at George Washington University and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University College London. Kaplan was formerly a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department representing U.S. interests at our embassies in Senegal, Mauritania, and Belgium. On assignment in Washington, D.C., he advised on negotiating international agreements for world trade in agricultural commodities. Kaplan has also written widely on international legal and financial matters in leading newspapers and law journals.

Past Employment Positions

  • Gottesman Jones & Partners, American Lawyers In London, Partner. Representative clients included Citicorp/Citibank, Security Pacific Corporation, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Fox-Pitt, Kelton (Investment Bankers), Lease Financing Corporation, Source Perrier S.A., Olivetti, Raleigh Bicycles, Vivitar, Young & Rubicam, Tracker Network PLC.
  • Halco Mining, Pittsburgh, Vice President & General Counsel
  • Citicorp Leasing International, London, Vice President & General Counsel
  • U.S. State Department, Foreign Service Officer

Kaplan Law Office

International Business Attorney
San Diego, California

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Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • International Law
  • International Business Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)


  • University College London, Faculty of Laws, London, England
  • Major: Ph. D. candidate in International Economic Law
  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Major: International Business Transactions
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
  • LL.B.
  • University of Illinois
  • B.A. in Political Science