Russell L. Leaf

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Russell L. Leaf

Russell L. Leaf

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Russell L. Leaf is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Russell focuses on private equity, public and private mergers and acquisitions (including asset management related transactions and bankruptcy-based asset sales), corporate finance, venture capital, and general corporate and securities law. In April 2012, Russell was one of five attorneys nationwide to be profiled by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in the area of Private Equity.

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Education
JD
Class of 2000

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

BA
Class of 1997

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP provides legal services in corporate and securities law matters, litigation, business reorganization and restructuring, real estate, tax, intellectual property, executive compensation & employee benefits, and trusts & estates. It also provides mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and intellectual property legal services. Willkie Farr & Gallagher was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Hippo Analytics, Inc. purchases Spinnaker Insurance Co.

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Franchise Group, Inc. purchases American Freight of Ohio, Inc. from (The) Jordan Company

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Franchise Group, Inc., Vintage Capital Management LLC purchase Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc /Outlet Business from Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc.

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