Wayne State University
Leonid  Feller
Leonid Feller
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J.D., Harvard University Law School


Leonid Feller has served as an assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan since January 2006. He has prosecuted a wide variety of cases involving violent crime (e.g. organized crime, murder-for-hire, bank robbery, firearm offenses), economic crime (e.g. mortgage fraud, identity theft), national security, controlled substances, child exploitation, and more. He has received numerous awards and commendations from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Feller graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996, where he won the Osterweil Prize in Economics, and from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2000, where he was awarded the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. He went on to clerk for Judge David A. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and spent four years as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Since 2009, Feller also has served as a lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches a seminar on Federal Investigation and Prosecution.

Courses Taught

Criminal Procedure II, Counterterrorism Law, Advanced Topics in Criminal Law

Selected Publications

"The Jurisdictional Entrapment Defense: An Analytic Framework for Claims of Manufactured Jurisdiction in Child Exploitation Prosecutions," 98 Ky. L.J. 103 (2009)

"The Case for Federal Preemption of State Dealer Franchise Laws: Lessons Learned from General Motors Oldsmobile Litigation and Other Market Withdrawals," 11 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 909 (2009)

"Annual Survey of Michigan Law," Civil Rights, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 119 (2009)

"Help Refinance Homes To Boost Economy At Little Cost," Op-Ed, Detroit Free Press, Feb. 18, 2009

"What The Auto Industry Needs To Survive," Op-Ed, Detroit Free Press, Nov. 12, 2008

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan