J.D., Columbia University, 1977
B.A., Yale University, 1972
Leonard L. Gumport has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator in business, bankruptcy, and receivership litigation, including internal investigations and litigation involving allegations of financial fraud and public corruption. He is admitted to practice in Alaska, California, District of Columbia and New York.
He received his B.A. from Yale University (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2nd and 3rd years). Following graduation from law school, he clerked for U.S. District Judge Gus J. Solomon (D. Oregon) during 1977-1979. In 1979, Mr. Gumport joined the law firm then known as Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble. He practiced at that firm and its successor firms during 1979-1995, where he started as an associate and became a partner. In March 1995, Mr. Gumport co-founded his current firm, which was then known as Gumport, Reitman & Montgomery.
Mr. Gumport and his firm were co-lead counsel (with County Counsel) for San Bernardino County in its civil litigation against former public officials and contractors involved in bribery schemes to influence more than $100 million in public contracts. The litigation followed the resignation and guilty plea of James Hlawek, the County’s former top appointed official.more » « less