Chris Leonardo has been practicing law for over 20 years. His practice has encompassed a wide range of subject matters, including cases related to the aviation, agribusiness, corrugated paper, chemical, in addition to the computer, credit card, and energy industries. He has represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts throughout the country. Chris has played a leadership role in litigation that helped clients recover more than $3.5 billion.
Chris began his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorneys’ office, where he investigated and prosecuted felony offenses through grand jury to trial. For the past 20 years, his practice has focused on serving corporate clients who suffered business injuries as a result of illegal price-fixing cartels in the United States and abroad. Notable cases where Chris took a lead position on behalf of his corporate clients include In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation and In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation. Chris’ antitrust experience also includes a defense-side practice.
Chris is also at the forefront of advising corporate clients, leading AmLaw firms, institutional investors, asset managers, and family offices, in identifying, valuing and monetizing legal assets, including complex commercial claims and litigation portfolios. He has served as the outside General Counsel for a publicly traded fund managing over $600 million allocated to litigation finance opportunities. He also launched and co-managed a litigation finance strategy 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.
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