Attorney Bios

Leslie A. Blau

Les Blau has over 40 years' experience in commodity futures and securities law. He has represented investors and industry members in arbitration and litigation and has defended and prosecuted disciplinary proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and before various exchanges and state agencies.

Mr. Blau co-founded the firm in 1992. He was previously Head of Enforcement for the CFTC, New York office; Vice President of Compliance for the AMEX Commodities Exchange; Chief General Counsel of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Futures; and a partner at Winston & Strawn.

Mr. Blau has an A.B. from Middlebury College with honors (1969) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (1972) where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois.