Leslie N. Silverman

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Leslie N. Silverman
Occupation Partner
Employer Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Location New York, NY

Leslie N. Silverman is a partner with the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP [1] Silverman also serves as a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.[2]

His specialization is domestic and international capital markets, particularly cross-border offerings and development of new financial products, and counseling regarding compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related corporate governance matters.[3]

He is a member of the bars in New York and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.[4]

Silverman is a published author, having had a hand in works including "Raising Capital Through OTC Equity Derivatives: The Goldman, Sachs & Co. Interpretive Letter."[5]


Silverman joined the firm in 1974 and became a partner in 1982. From 1985 to 1989, he was resident in the London office. He served as law clerk to Chief Judge Irving R. Kaufman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.



Silverman received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1973, where he was an editor of the Law Journal. He also received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  1. Lawyers. Cleary Gottlieb.
  2. Committee Members. Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
  3. Leslie N Silverman. Chambers And Partners.
  4. Leslie N. Silverman. Cleary Gottlieb.
  5. Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2008. Practising Law Institute.