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Leo Oppenheimer

Leo Oppenheimer is an associate in the Dallas office of Reid Collins & Tsai LLP.  He received his J.D., with honors, from Columbia Law School in May 2016, where he served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and participated extensively in the Columbia Environmental Litigation Clinic.  Leo received his B.A., with honors, in Evolutionary Biology from Columbia College in 2010.

Prior to attending law school and joining the firm, 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.  

As a fitness and diet enthusiast, Leo stays active with exercise, martial arts, and a variety of sports.  Leo also played varsity football while at Columbia.

Notable Representations:

  • 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 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 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 assets.
  • Representation of the GTAT Litigation Trust, the successor to GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a former publicly-traded manufacturer of equipment used in commercial-grade sapphire production, in pursuing claims against its former officers related to a failed $1 billion contract with Apple Inc. to manufacture sapphire display screens for the iPhone.
  • 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 Cayman Island charitable organization in bringing a breach of contract action against a United States-based supplier.
  • 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.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Co-author, ABI’s Quick Evidence Handbook, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute (April 2018)
  • Co-author, “Second Circuit Holds Comity Does Not Alter Chapter 15’s Requirement to Perform Section 363 Review of U.S.-Based Asset Sales,” CAIRP: Rebuilding Success, Spring/Summer 2018