Until her retirement in 2008, following the acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation by Hewlett Packard Corporation, Storrow M. Gordon was General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of EDS. In those capacities, she was a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team, led a department of over 400 professionals in over 60 countries, and was responsible for the corporation’s global legal support, ethics and compliance, contract management, immigration, employee relations, Board of Directors support and corporate secretarial functions.
Ms. Gordon rose to the position of General Counsel and EVP from her initial position as an individual performer in the Legal Department, attaining progressively more responsible positions both within and outside of that department. During her 17‐year tenure at EDS, Ms. Gordon was a key participant in EDS’ spin‐off from General Motors Corporation in 1996 and the establishment of EDS’ independent Board and governance systems; a leader in numerous acquisitions by EDS, both within and outside of the U.S.; the point person for developing the documents, policies, procedures and systems to ensure EDS’ compliance with Sarbanes Oxley; and, finally, played a central role in the $13‐billion acquisition of EDS by HP. Over this period, Ms. Gordon served at various times as Director of Board Operations, Secretary to the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, legal advisor to the Compensation and Benefits Committee of the Board and to the corporation’s Finance Committee, and acted as chief governance counsel.
Before coming to EDS, Ms. Gordon was a partner at the firm of Johnson & Gibbs, where her practice focused on mergers & acquisitions. She was a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, developed and delivered the firm’s new associate orientation, and served on the Opinion Review Committee of the corporate section.
Ms. Gordon, who was selected as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer for 2004 and 2005, received her B.A. from the University of Texas (Austin) and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University where she served as an editor of the law review.