Chris Leonardo has been practicing law for over 20 years and has helped clients secure more than $3.5 billion in litigation recoveries. His practice focuses on advising and representing corporate clients in complex commercial litigation, primarily on plaintiff-side matters.
Chris is also at the forefront of advising corporate clients, leading AmLaw firms, investors, asset managers, and family offices, in identifying, valuing and monetizing legal assets and litigation recoveries, including complex commercial claims and litigation portfolios. He has served as the outside General Counsel for a publicly traded litigation finance fund managing over $600 million, and later pioneered an investment strategy that helped generate over $1 billion in gross recoveries for his corporate clients (while producing substantial non-correlated returns for the fund’s investors). He then served as a Principal and co-founder of a litigation finance business for a market leading global advisory and restructuring firm. He has likewise served as a Director and member of the Investment Team for an established fund manager with over $750 million in assets devoted to investing in legal assets. He is now routinely engaged by hedge funds and asset managers in litigation related investment opportunities, while working with companies and their counsel to advance their affirmative recovery objectives.
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