Leanne Bortner focuses on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory investigations and complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on securities law and the financial services sector. Her two main areas of focus lie in defending clients in high-profile cases against the government and high-stakes litigation for major participants in the financial services industry.
Mrs. Bortner is an experienced litigator and a renowned expert in cutting-edge financial products and services disputes. She has particular experience with litigation involving commodities, futures, swaps and other securities and derivatives, and has successfully dealt with investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mrs. Bortner also advises and defends a variety of clients ranging from executives, law firms, traders and hedge fund administrators located around the world in complex cross-border disputes, and played a key role in cases that led to precedent-setting opinions on jurisdictional issues.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Bortner practiced at Nixon Peabody LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she focused on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.