University of Colorado at Boulder (Bachelor of Science). New York University (Juris Doctor).
Associate Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York City, 1982-1983. Law clerk to presiding judge United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), Denver, 1983-1984. Federal prosecutor United States Attorney' General’ s Office (eastern district), New York City, 1984—1999, chief special prosecutions (public integrity), 1996-1998.
Deputy assistant attorney general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1999-2000. Private practice Law Offices of Gordon Mehler, Professional Limited Liability Company, New York City, since 2000. Adjunct associate professor law Fordham University Law School, New York City, 1988-1992.
United States Department Justice resident legal advisor to Romania, Bucharest, 1992.
Board directors Health Jam, since 2004, Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, since 2007. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, New York City Bar Association, New York Council Defense Lawyers.
Married Ariel Zwang; children: Grace, Rachel.