On December 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, on behalf of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Alice Yardum-Hunter presented an award to Peter L. Gordon, Assistant Port Director of the Port of Los Angeles, in honor of his retirement after 31 years with the Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security. The presentation was made at a luncheon of approximately 200 of his colleagues at The Proud Bird restaurant on La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. Peter Gordon began with the U.S. Border Patrol in San Ysidro in 1977 and was known as a thoughtful professional respected by the government as well as the private bar. He was instrumental in establishing liaison between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.