Leslie E. Fourton

Regional Director, NY, TX, NJ, CT, CO , USA


Leslie is a highly seasoned counsel with over a decade of expertise in guiding organizations through complex litigation and transactions. With confidence and authority, he represents clients in both state and federal courts, proficiently navigating the intricacies of trial and appellate work.

He has an impressive track record of successful settlements and trial verdicts in areas such as labor and employment, intellectual property, corporate governance, and securities. In addition, Leslie brings to the table a deep understanding of Privacy, Labor & Employment, and Securities Law, a crucial asset in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape.

His strategic acumen extends to implementing wide-ranging tactics across these diverse practice areas, ensuring his clients’ interests are consistently at the forefront.

A holder of a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws, Leslie is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Texas, the District of Columbia, and Federal Courts. His legal career also includes a tenure as a federal environmental prosecutor with the USEPA in Washington, D.C., further diversifying his repertoire of legal expertise. His comprehensive knowledge and practical experience make Leslie a formidable advocate and a trusted advisor in high-profile cases.


  • States of New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Texas, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of United States 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey 
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas – Austin Division 
  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division 
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas – Southern Division 
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Texas – Eastern Division 
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 

Employment History

  • Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY 
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY 
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY 
  • Mayer Brown, LLP, New York, NY 
  • Squire Patton Boggs, New York, NY 
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency 


  • Vermont Law School – J.D.; LL.M. 
  • Columbia University in the City of New York — BA, Humanities and Computer Science 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)  
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) 

Additional Studies

New York University School of Professional Studies – Accounting I & II; Writing; Business Management; Financial Options Trading; Financial Technical Analysis 

New York Institute of Finance – Technical Analysis; Equity Analysis; Derivatives & Options; Quantitative Methods; Regulation & Compliance; Structured Products; Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions 

Prestigious awards

Avvo Rating 10.0 

Languages spoken

English and French 

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