Leib Lerner is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office whose practice focuses on representing franchisors, avoidance action defendants, landlords, lenders, vendors and investors involved in bankruptcy and insolvency cases across the nation. In addition to his extensive bankruptcy work, Leib regularly represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state commercial litigation.
Leib received his B.R.S. from Rabbinical College of America in 1991, and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. During law school, Leib served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review; was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California; and won the 2002 American Bar Association Section of Business Law Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest.
- National bankruptcy counsel for a leading hotel franchisor.
- Lead counsel in bankruptcy claim litigation resulting in reduction after trial of $4.4 million non-practicing entity patent claim to approximately $16,000.
- Represents a movie studio creditor in insolvency proceedings in the United States and Canada.
- Received the Religious Liberty Award from the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, together with partner Jon Gordon and associate Cassandra Hooks, for representation of a religious Sikh in the civil rights case of Basra v. Cate, resulting in the successful change of California state law to permit prisoners to grow uncut beards.
“Pioneer Construction, Inc. v. Global Investment Corp., et al., 202 Cal.App.4th 161 (2nd Dist, December 21, 2011),” Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Insolvency Law Committee - Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, January 30, 2012.
January 30, 2012
“Since Corporation's Bankruptcy Trustee Cannot Assert General Alter Ego Claim Against Shareholders Under California Law, Creditor Has Standing to Do So. Ahcom Ltd. v. Smeding (9th Cir. Oct. 21, 2010, Docket No. 09-16020)”, Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Insolvency Law Committee - Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, November 2, 2010.
November 2, 2010
"Recent Developments With Respect to the “Safe Harbors” for Swaps and Repo Agreements,” Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, October 2010.
"Disclosing Toxic PIPE: Why the SEC Can and Should Expand the Reporting Requirements Surrounding Private Investments in Public Equities," 58 The Business Lawyer 665 (2003).
- Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Legislative Sub-Committee
- Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
- Financial Lawyers Conference