Lee Fink is an experienced litigator and former senior government official. Mr. Fink’s experience includes overseeing enforcement litigation for a federal cabinet department, overseeing securities litigation for a major public pension fund, and practice in the private sector representing a broad range of clients in complex commercial disputes, including motion picture studios, accounting firms, technology companies. Mr. Fink has also engaged in significant pro bono practice, volunteering as a prosecutor through the Trial Advocacy Prosecution Program (TAPP) and being part of a litigation team that won a major civil rights case before the California Supreme Court. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Fink has held senior roles in several political campaigns.
Prior to joining Greenberg Gross, Mr. Fink served as the Deputy General Counsel for the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS), the $15 Billion public pension fund for Orange County. In that capacity, Mr. Fink was responsible for litigating multiple claims brought against the retirement system as well as overseeing the system’s portfolio of securities litigation cases, including actions against several major financial institutions and publicly traded corporations.
Mr. Fink served as a senior political appointee and lawyer in the Obama Administration. Most recently, Mr. Fink served as Principal Deputy Counsel at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the second ranking legal officer of more than 280 lawyers and legal professionals. In that capacity, he was responsible for the lawyers involved in USDA’s regulatory enforcement, overseeing legal advice given to the biotech, food safety, nutrition, commodity, and rural development programs. During President Obama’s first term, he was a Senior Advisor at NASA and worked in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, vetting political appointees.
Mr. Fink practiced for six years at the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers, where he had a broad practice of complex commercial litigation. After law school, Mr. Fink was a judicial clerk for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Fink has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his law degree from New York University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief/Chairperson of the Moot Court Board and was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers. In law school he interned for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and participated in the NYU Federal Defender Clinic.
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2001
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (Political Science) 1998
Law Clerk for the Honorable David O. Carter, United States District Court for the Central District of California (2001-2002)
State of California
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
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