Anthony Leitner worked for 24 years at Goldman Sachs as one of the most senior lawyers in its securities division, covering equities and fixed income markets and broker-dealer regulation as well as advising the firm as it establisheda futures commission merchant subsidiary and expanded its presence in the over-the-counter derivatives markets. He was equally comfortable with futures and securities laws and had a unique ability to bridge the gap between these two bodies of law with creative and effective solutions. He also had an extraordinary grasp of the practical side of the business and brought to every legal discussion a clear understanding of the operational functions of a broker-dealer and an FCM.
As a member of the FIA Law & Compliance Division, he participated in a host of projects aimed at developing rules for new products and more efficient approaches to setting margin requirements. Throughout his long career, he was always generous with his time and expertise and never turned down an opportunity to help the industry move forward.