NEW YORK, June 1, 2021—Leslie D. Corwin has joined Duane Morris LLP as of counsel in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its New York office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Corwin was the managing partner of Eisner, LLP’s New York office.
“Les joins Duane Morris with a diverse background as a litigator, advisor and author,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “His broad experience working with the country’s leading investment banks, private equity and law firms and accounting firms and his role as a sought-after thought leader on legal matters will enhance our Trial and Corporate practice groups as well as our client service offerings. We’re thrilled that Les has selected Duane Morris for this next stage of his distinguished career.”
“I’m pleased to be part of Duane Morris, which provides a dynamic and integrated service platform for my national practice. And I am looking forward to working with the firm’s talented lawyers and assisting their clients on key matters,” added Corwin.
Corwin is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer focusing his practice on disputes, mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, dissolutions and bankruptcies. He has broad experience with the full range of valuation, accounting and ethical issues that typically arise in business disputes. Corwin has litigated issues of first impression and his practice also includes elements of finance, securities, entertainment, employment law, ERISA, real estate and bankruptcy. He has represented and negotiated on behalf of principals, partners and senior executives of many of the country’s leading investment banks and private equity firms, international and national law and accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds and real estate developers.
Corwin is a member of the American Law Institute, the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department, and serves on multiple other court committees. In 2019, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Law Journal and was named one of its inaugural New York Trailblazers. He was named last month to the American Lawyer’s 2021 Inaugural List of Northeast Trailblazers. He is a frequent analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His book Law Firm Partnership Agreements, which he co-authored, remains the definitive treatise on the subject. Corwin also writes extensively for law journals and industry publications and has lectured for the judiciary, bar, legal associations and law schools, industry organizations and Harvard Business School. He participated in the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Justice & Society Seminar, an annual, invitation-only seminar co-founded by the late Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun that is composed of 20 distinguished participants from various professional fields.
Corwin is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1973) and Brown University (B.A., 1969).
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