Leslie R. Katz

Leslie R. Katz

Partner
San Francisco, CA
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ABOUT

Leslie R. Katz is an attorney, former elected official, and former technology company executive. Leslie brings extensive legal experience coupled with political and community relations acumen. She is a seasoned attorney practicing in the areas of regulatory and corporate law, with an emphasis on emerging technologies, blockchain, energy and the environment. She is well versed in assisting clients with strategy and navigation of complex business and policy issues, helping clients minimize legal risk and maximize opportunities. She has represented Fortune 100 companies, startups, investment funds and regulated entities, advising them in the areas of growth, compliance, funding, external relations, and community affairs. Her background as an attorney, as an executive with a Fortune 250 energy company as well as with an environmental commodities startup and other emerging technology companies provides her with invaluable corporate and legal skills, allowing her to bring keen insights into technology trends, energy and environmental issues and application of innovation to enable her clients to address a multitude of challenges.

 

 

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
  • U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California

LANGUAGE

  • English
  • French

EDUCATION

2000
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D.
University of California-Berkeley
B.A.
Editor, COMM/ENT Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

AWARDS

  • One of the most Influential Women in the Bay Area, The San Francisco Business Times Designated “forever influential” 
  • Community Technology Network’s Digital Leaders Award

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE QUOTE

Favorite Quote

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

Margaret Mead
  • Favorite Book
    Favorite Book

    To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Favorite Song
    Favorite Song

    You Gotta Be by Des’ree

  • Favorite Meal
    Favorite Meal

    Anything French

  • Favorite Artist
    Favorite Artist

    Robert Motherwell

ALTERNATE CAREER PATH

Alternate Carrer Path

“If I weren’t a lawyer I’d be a photographer.”

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
  • U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California

LANGUAGE

  • English
  • French

EDUCATION

2000
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D.
University of California-Berkeley
B.A.
Editor, COMM/ENT Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

AWARDS

  • One of the most Influential Women in the Bay Area, The San Francisco Business Times Designated “forever influential” 
  • Community Technology Network’s Digital Leaders Award

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