Leslie E. Fourton

Litigation Attorney

 Leslie is a seasoned Counsel backed by over 15 years of achievement guiding organizations through high stakes litigation with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts nationwide. Leslie champions clients’ interests to achieve the best outcomes in high-profile legal cases, including counsel in arbitrations under the AAA, JAMS, and FINRA rules. Leslie is an effective leader resolving disputes by fostering consensus around a common purpose through negotiation and problem solving. He facilitates global success by implementing wide-ranging arbitration and litigation strategies across regulatory, consumer finance, data privacy and principles, cybersecurity, commercial, contracts, labor & employment, intellectual property and securities matters. 


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 

Previous employers

 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 

Education and degrees/certifications earned

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 (Non-degree)

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/rankings/client reviews

Avvo Rating 10.0 

Languages spoken

English and French 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Construction Engineering
  • Intellectual Property
  • Product Liability
  • Competition Law
  • Real Estate
  • Privacy Law & Principles

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