Kevin D. Leitao, Founder
I founded Leitao Law LLC to be able to provide legal and compliance advice that draws on my nearly 30 years as a lawyer and senior compliance/risk leader. The most effective legal advice involves not only mastery of legal requirements but the ability to help clients make risk-based decisions and develop risk-based controls to effectively manage their risks.

Beginning with my initial training as a law firm associate, I have always been a hybrid lawyer – doing corporate and regulatory work. As external and in-house counsel, I have enjoyed helping clients with corporate transactions, commercial and consumer agreements and vendor contracts. In my roles as in-house counsel, compliance leader and enterprise security leader, I have designed, implemented and supported risk-based compliance, data security, anti-money laundering and vendor management programs for large, medium-sized and small companies for more than 20 years.

My current practice uses the skills and training from my corporate, regulatory and risk management roles. Reflecting the varied nature of my in-house roles and my private practice clients, I enjoy working with clients ranging from tech startups to large companies with highly-matrixed organizations.

As counsel to your company, I will bring my ‘in-house mindset’ and practical experience to my work with your business team. I will always work collaboratively with in-house lawyers, compliance and risk professionals and external counsel. Having served in all of these roles, I understand how to collaborate to achieve the best outcome.

In-House Experience

  • WebBank
  • Softcard Mobile Wallet
  • Merrill Lynch
  • GE Commercial Finance
  • GE Consumer Finance (now Synchrony)
  • Education

  • Yale Law School (J. D.)
  • Cambridge University (M. Phil.)
    (as a Marshall Scholar)
  • Brown University (A.B.)
  • Certifications

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt (GE Capital)
  • Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York