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Leslie K. Gardner

Leslie K. Gardner

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Leslie Gardner is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Legal Department, where she manages the group of lawyers supporting Capital Markets, M&A Advisory, Investment Banking Coverage, Research and Securitized Products businesses in the Americas.  She is also a co-Head of Global Capital Legal Practice Group for these businesses at J.P. Morgan.  Over the last 23 years at J.P. Morgan Chase and its heritage entities, Leslie has held various roles supporting Equity, Debt and High Yield Capital Markets, M&A Advisory and Conflicts. 

 Leslie is also a member of J.P. Morgan’s Equity Commitments Committee, Business Conduct Committee and Reputational Risk Committee and of FINRA’s Corporate Finance Lawyers Committee and SIFMA’s Capital Markets Committee (for which she previously served as Chair).  She heads the team of lawyers who won IFLR’s “Americas In-house Equity Team of the Year” award for three years running and won ILFR’s “Americas Women in Business Law (In-house)” award in 2014.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Leslie was a corporate lawyer at the New York law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel.  Leslie holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA from Amherst College and graduated from The Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.

 Leslie currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn  and Woodbury, Connecticut with her husband, Michael Glanzer, and dotes on her springer spaniel, Winston (her children, Rebecca and Cyrus, having fled to university).

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