Leo Oppenheimer represents plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation. Leo has extensive experience bringing claims for fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities law violations, professional negligence, and deceptive trade practices. Leo has successfully litigated dozens of cases in federal and state courts around the country, and he has recovered millions for his clients.
Prior to practicing law, Leo was an investment banking analyst at a private equity firm, where he gained experience in a range of industries, including transportation and logistics, oil and gas, insurance, and banking.
Admissions & Qualifications
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court – District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court – District of Western Missouri
- Texas Bar Association
- Kansas City Metro Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (2021-present)
- Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Managing Editor
Selected Recent Cases
- Representation of a putative class of individuals who lost money participating in AdvoCare International, LP, a multi-level marketing company that sells health supplements, in pursuing $100 million in claims for deceptive trade practices, racketeering, and operating an illegal pyramid scheme.
- Representation of a San Antonio ISD school board member in a two-week federal criminal trial that resulted in the jury acquitting our client of all charges.
- Representation of a class of individuals who lost money participating in MXI Corporation, a multi-level marketing company that sold “healthy” chocolates, in pursuing claims for deceptive trade practices, racketeering, and operating an illegal pyramid scheme.
- Representation of the Martifer Liquidation Trust, the successor to Martifer USA, Inc., a former manufacturer of photovoltaic energy systems, in pursuing claims against its Portugal-based directors and officers for breaches of fiduciary duty related to looting of corporate assets.
- Representation of The Limited Creditors’ Liquidating Trust, the successor to The Limited, a former women’s fashion retailer with a global footprint, in pursuing claims against its Cayman-based parent entity to recover a $42 million dividend as a fraudulent transfer.
- Representation of the Chapter 7 trustee of Central Grocers, Inc., a former multi-billion-dollar grocery wholesaler, in pursuing $80 million in claims for breach of fiduciary duty against its former directors and officers related to self-interested transactions, fraudulent transfers, and looting of corporate assets.
- Representation of the World Marketing Liquidation Trust in prosecuting legal malpractice claims against the debtor’s former bankruptcy counsel for failing to advise the company regarding compliance with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
- Representation of the Isolux Liquidating Trust, the successor to a subsidiary of Groupo Isolux Corsan, S.A., a global construction and engineering conglomerate, in pursuing claims against its Spain-based managers for breach of fiduciary duty related to looting of corporate
Selected Recent Publications
- Co-Author, Second Circuit Holds Comity Does Not Alter Chapter 15’s Requirement to Perform Section 363 Review of U.S.-Based Asset Sales, Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, June 1, 2018.
- Co-Author, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Quick Evidence Handbook, American Bankruptcy Institute, April 1, 2018.
- Panel Moderator, Litigating Against Officers and Directors in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute, April 20, 2021.