Badger, Leland J.

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.Suite 1025Washington D.C., DC 20006

Updated: 04/24/2017



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • 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


  • Various Recognition Awards from American Society of Association Executives

Classes and 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

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

Past 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


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973
    Law Journal: Harvard Journal on Legislation, Member
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1970
    Honors: summa cum laude
    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

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Lambda Phi


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

Office Information


1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.Suite 1025Washington D.C., DC 20006


  • 202-466-5829


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