Burton M. Leibert specializes in securities law and investment management. He represents mutual funds, closed-end funds, ETFs and business development companies (or their independent board members), as well as investment advisers and other industry service providers. 

Prior to his private practice experience, Mr. Leibert served at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in various positions including Assistant Director of the Division of Investment Management. He also served as counsel for ERISA Regulation and Fiduciary Responsibility at the United States Department of Labor.

Mr. Leibert’s recent significant matters include his work on combinations of investment companies, issuance of preferred stock by closed-end investment companies to achieve leverage, and the development of a manager-of-managers structure. He was called upon to lead the investigation with respect to “market timing” and “late trading” in shares of Bank of America’s Nations Funds (mutual funds) on behalf of the funds’ independent trustees.


Mr. Leibert has been recognized or recommended by several industry publications for his work. He has been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Leibert has also been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the category of Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds.


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


New York, 1981; District of Columbia, 1970; Virginia, 1969


LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1973

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969

A.B., Franklin and Marshall College, 1966