Leland J. Badger

Leland J. Badger

Of Counsel
Location:
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Phone:
202-466-7252
Fax:
202-466-5829
Email:

LELAND J. BADGER is of counsel to the firm and is resident at Howe & Hutton, Ltd.'s Washington, D.C. office. Lee is a native Chicagoan and graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude with highest distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, and from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Immediately following law school, Lee served as Attorney-Advisor to the General Counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, while on active duty as a Captain. He has practiced law for over 30 years in Chicago and Washington, D.C., concentrating on antitrust law, healthcare professions/healthcare industry law, representation of industry trade associations and professional societies, educational foundations, standards/certification-accreditation bodies, trial and appellate litigation, fiduciary duties law, legislative and federal agency matters, contracts, and intellectual property licensing. Lee has written numerous articles, spoken at numerous seminars, and served as Adjunct Assistant Lecturer in Trial Practice at Northwestern Law School in Chicago.

Areas of Practice

  • General & special counsel to not-for-profit tax-exempt organizations
  • Antitrust law; licensing law; contracts; litigation, arbitration, mediation
  • Industry trade associations & professional societies; legislative & fed agencies
  • Educational and charitable foundations
  • Fiduciary duties and governance law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • District of Columbia, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Law Journal: Harvard Journal on Legislation, Member
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • A.B. summa cum laude - 1970
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Rufus Choate Scholar - Academic Top 5%
    • Honors: Dartmouth Forensic Union (National Intercollegiate Varsity Debate Team)
    • Honors: Honors Thesis “The Nemesis of Influence – The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Negotiations” (378 pp)
    • Honors: U.S. Air Force ROTC Distinguished Graduate (Cadet Major)
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • The Antitrust Challenge to Non-Profit Certification Organizations, Washington Univ. Law Quarterly, Vol. 6, 1982
  • Lobbying by Government Contractors & Grantees, BNA Books, 1989

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Assistant Lecturer, Trial Practice at Northwestern University Law School in Chicago
  • Assistant Teaching Team Leader, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Faculty Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Various Recognition Awards from American Society of Association Executives

Past Employment Positions

  • Epstein Becker & Green in Washington D.C., Partner, 1992 - 1993
  • Jenner & Block in Chicago and Washington D.C., Partner, 1980 - 1992
  • General Counsel to Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Attorney-Advisor (Captain USAF), 1973 - 1975

Pro Bono Activities

  • Asst Scoutmaster Boy Scouts of America, 7 years, Troop at National Presbyterian Church in D.C. (Backpacking/Camping, including Alaska wilderness backpacking trek adult co-leader; Eagle Scout)
  • Deacon and Church School Teacher, Congregational UCC Church, Bethesda, MD

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Lambda Phi