Leonid Feller is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he concentrates his practice in all areas of complex litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and appellate litigation.
Before rejoining Kirkland in 2011, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit for five years. While there, he prosecuted a broad range of white-collar, violent organized crime, national security, and child exploitation offenses.
Feller has served as a lecturer at the Law School since 2009. He has also taught at Wayne State University Law School and has been selected by the Department of Justice as an instructor at its National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Feller graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996, where he won the Osterweil Prize in Economics, and from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2000, where he was awarded the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. He clerked for Judge David A. Nelson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Criminal Pretrial Advocacy (with P. Henning et al.) (West 2012) (forthcoming)
The Jurisdictional Entrapment Defense, 98 Ky. L.J. 103 (2010)
The Case for Federal Preemption of State Dealer Franchise Laws,11 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 909 (2009)
Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Civil Rights, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 119 (2009)
Help Refinance Homes To Boost Economy At Little Cost, Op-Ed, Detroit Free Press, Feb. 18, 2009
What The Auto Industry Needs To Survive, Op-Ed, Detroit Free Press, Nov. 12, 2008