Rising Star: Willkie Farr's Russell Leaf

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Russell Leaf, a partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's corporate and financial services department, has adapted quickly to the changing world of private equity over the past decade, gaining the trust of industry power players and earning him a spot among Law360's top five private equity attorneys under 40.

Last year, Leaf's second as partner, he led Willkie's team in representing Warburg Pincus LLC in its buyout of industrial safety service company Total Safety U.S. Inc., K1 Ventures Ltd. in its $100 million investment in...
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