Alexander Leff founded the firm in 2003. Under his leadership, SL Environmental Law Group has recovered over a billion dollars in settlements and judgments for its clients.
Alexander graduated from Stanford University in 1979 where he earned degrees with honors in both Economics and Human Biology and was Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1983.
After graduating from law school, Alexander joined McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, where his clients included a number of Fortune 100 companies. Before founding SL, Alexander was a consultant to a number of leading for-profit and non-profit enterprises on issues of strategy, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Alexander’s business experience, coupled with his legal training, enables him to play an important role in managing the staffing and financing challenges inherent in complex contingency litigation. His background as a former management consultant provides unique insights that he utilizes in crafting settlement strategies with large corporate defendants.