Mr. Leighton is an associate in the firm’s financial restructuring practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Leighton received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as a staff editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. During law school, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award for the study of Evidence and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Susan G. Braden, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he received his B.S. with distinction in Political Science and Psychology.

Mr. Leighton was a member of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s 2016 summer associate class.

Licensed to practice in Colorado only and under the supervision of the partners of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar pending.