Attorney Profile:

Leonard F. Lesser

Leonard F. Lesser: Attorney with Simon Lesser PC

Biography

Partner: Goodwin Procter LLP, 2001-2006; Partner: Schneck Weltman & Hashmall LLP, 1998-2001; Associate: Schneck Weltman Hashmall & Mischel LLP, 1994-1998; Associate: Rivkin Radler & Kremer, 1991-1994; Intern: Hon. Alfonse M. D'Amato, U.S. Senate, 1990-1991; International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland, 1988; Hon. Terry M. Lewis, Member of British Parliament, 1987.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Business Torts
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • International Arbitration
  • Mesothelioma
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-599-5455  Phone
212-599-5459  Fax
www.simonlesser.com
Mailing Address:
355 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10017
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., Political Science, 1988
Law School Attended:
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., Member, American University Journal of International Law and Policy, 1991
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1991, Connecticut; 1992, New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Second and Third Circuits
Memberships:
New York City Bar; New York State and American Bar Associations; American Association for Justice.
Reported Cases:
NML Capital, Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, 727 F.3d 230 (2d Cir. 2013); Gray v. Denny's Corp., 535 Fed. Appx. 14 (2d Cir. 2013); Stein v. KPMG, LLP, 486 F.3d 753 (2d Cir. 2007); Freedom Card, Inc. v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., 432 F.3d 463 (3d Cir. 2005); Ehrens v. Lutheran Church, 385 F.3d 232 (2d Cir. 2004); Berkovitz v. Home Box Office, 89 F.3d 24 (1st Cir. 1996); Wilson, et al. v. Austin, 11-cv-4594, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104210 (E.D.N.Y., July 28, 2014); Floyd v. Liechtung, 10-cv- 4254, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41729 (S.D.N.Y. 2013); In Touch Concepts v. Cellco P'ship, 13 Civ. 1419, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80249 (S.D.N.Y. 2013); Wilson v. Austin, 11-cv-4594, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89191 (E.D.N.Y. 2013); Emerson Electric Co. v. Asset Management Associates of New York, Inc., 08-cv-1489, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39442 (E.D.N.Y. 2012); First Roumanian American Congregation v. GuideOne Mutual Ins. Co., 862 F. Supp. 2d 293 (S.D.N.Y. 2012); Wilson v. Austin, 11-cv-4594, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123067 (E.D.N.Y. 2012); WNET, et al. v. Aereo, Inc., 871 F. Supp. 2d 281 (S.D.N.Y. 2012); Asset Mgmt. Assocs. v. Emerson Telecom. Products, LLC, 08-cv-2506, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9434 (E.D.N.Y. 2011); Gary Friedrich Enterprises v. Marvel Enterprises Inc., 08 Civ. 1533, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30685 (S.D.N.Y. 2011); Leibowitz v. Aternity, Inc., 10-cv-2289, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70844 (E.D.N.Y. 2010); Kruse v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., Inc., 02-cv-3089, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26092 (E.D.N.Y. 2006); United States v. Stein, 452 F. Supp. 2d 281 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); Pitts v. Allied Interstate, Inc., 04-cv-3151, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22646 (S.D.N.Y. 2004): Freedom Card, Inc. v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., 333 F. Supp. 2d 239 (D. Del. 2004); Axcelis Technologies, Inc. v. Applied Materials, Inc., 01-10029, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9908 (D. Mass. 2003); Baxter Diagnostics, Inc. v. Novatek Med., Inc., 94-cv-5220, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15093 (S.D.N.Y. 1998); State Wide Photocopy, Corp. v. Tokai Fin. Servs., 909 F. Supp. 137 (S.D.N.Y. 1995); Brown v. General Instrument Corp., 93-cv-7907, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5472 (S.D.N.Y. 1995); Braun v. Abbott Laboratories, 895 F. Supp. 530 (E.D.N.Y. 1995); In re GT Brands Holding LLC, 05-15167, 2005 Bnkr. LEXIS 2807 (Bnkr. S.D.N.Y. 2005); Young v. Brown, 113 A.D.3d 761, 978 N.Y.S.2d 867 (2d Dep't 2014); Flores v. Velez, 111 A.D.3d 599, 974 N.Y.S.2d 134 (2d Dep't 2013); Lisbey v. Pel Park Realty, 99 A.D.3d 637, 952 N.Y.S.2d 882 (1st Dep't 2012); L&R Exploration Venture v. Grynberg, 90 A.D.3d 538, 934 N.Y.S.2d 707 (1st Dep't 2011); L&R Exploration v. Grynberg, 271 P.3d 530 (Colo. App. 2011); East Midwood Jewish Ctr. v CNA Ins. Co., 72 A.D.3d 877, 898 N.Y.S.2d 662 (2d Dep't 2010); Spielman v. Grace Gospel Church of Suffolk, Inc., 77 A.D.3d 816, 910 N.Y.S.2d 105 (2d Dep't 2010), leave denied, 17 N.Y.3d 703, 929 N.Y.S.2d 94 (2011); Yeshiva Ohr Torah Community School, Inc. v Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 78 A.D.3d 686, 910 N.Y.S.2d 517 (2d Dep't 2010); Desena v. Federated Dept. Stores, Inc., 65 A.D.3d 662, 884 N.Y.S.2d 765 (2d Dep't 2009); L&R Exploration Venture v. Grynberg, 2009 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3949 (NY Sup. 2009); Hernandez v. Bethel United Methodist Church of N.Y., 49 A.D.3d 25, 853 N.Y.S.2d 305 (1st Dep't 2008); Thompson v. Steuben Realty Corp., 31 A.D.3d 746, 820 N.Y.S.2d 285 (2d Dep't 2006); Dowd v. Alliance Mortgage Co.,32 A.D.3d 894, 822 N.Y.S.2d 558 (2d Dep't 2006); L&R Exploration Venture v. Grynberg, 804 N.Y.S.2d 286 (1st Dep't 2005); Simon v. Mehryari, 16 A.D.3d 664, 792 N.Y.S.2d 543 (2d Dep't 2005); L&R Exploration Venture v. Grynberg, 804 N.Y.S.2d 286 (1st Dep't 2005); Corneroli v. Borghi, 11 A.D.3d 409, 783 N.Y.S.2d 572 (1st Dep't 2004); Robinson v. Viacom Int'l, 242 A.D.2d 481, 663 N.Y.S.2d 817 (1st Dep't 1997); R.C. Layne Constr. v. Stratton Oakmont, 228 A.D.2d 45, 651 N.Y.S.2d 973 (1st Dep't 1996); Amico v. Graphic Arts Leasing, 231 A.D.2d 596, 647 N.Y.S.2d 815 (2d Dep't 1996); Tierney v. Frey, 2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 4056 (N.Y. Sup. 2012); Priya Hospitality LLC v. Patel, 2011 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2768 (N.Y. Sup. 2011); L&R Exploration Venture v. Grynberg, 927 N.Y.S.2d 816 (N.Y. Sup. 2011); Egar v. Congregation Talmud Torah, 23 Misc. 3d 1111A, 885 N.Y.S.2d 711 (N.Y. Sup. 2009). Christopher v. PharmaStem Therapeutics, Inc., 12 Misc. 3d 1186A, 824 N.Y.S.2d 761 (Westchester Sup. 2006).
ISLN:
901666619
Hobbies & interests:
Mr. Lesser has been an avid surfer for over 30 years, and is a member of the ASL, Association of Surfing Lawyers

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 17 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.8/5.0
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    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/08/15 in Commercial Litigation

    Mr. Lesser is a consummate professional, excellent attorney and highly ethical practitioner. Read more

    Mr. Lesser is a consummate professional, excellent attorney and highly ethical practitioner.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/02/15 in Civil Litigation

    I have co-counseled a dispute with Mr. Lesser. He is a skilled lawyer with great judgment. He has a strong ability to distill complicated issues. Read more

    I have co-counseled a dispute with Mr. Lesser. He is a skilled lawyer with great judgment. He has a strong ability to distill complicated issues.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/27/15 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 01/26/15 in Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/23/15 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/23/15 in Business Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/23/15 in Commercial Litigation

    Highly professional and extremely competent litigator. Read more

    Highly professional and extremely competent litigator.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 07/22/10 in General Practice

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 07/15/10 in Criminal Law

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/23/10 in Personal Injury Defense

    Len is an excellent trial lawyer. He possesses all the tools of an experienced, savvy personal injury defense lawyer. He has superb judgment, court presence and an enga... Read more

    Len is an excellent trial lawyer. He possesses all the tools of an experienced, savvy personal injury defense lawyer. He has superb judgment, court presence and an engaging disposition.

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      5.0/5.0
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