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Background

Dean Leitzen is the Director of Conflicts for Fish & Richardson P.C. and is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.  As Director, Mr. Leitzen is responsible for the oversight and management of all new business and lateral hire related conflict of interest issues throughout the firm to ensure adherence to firm policies and procedures and all applicable professional rules.  As leader of the Conflicts Department, Mr. Leitzen is responsible for creating the vision and strategy for the department and ensuring that all new business and lateral hires are on-boarded in a timely, efficient and safe manner.  

Prior to his Director role, Mr. Leitzen served as the firm’s Senior Manager of New Business and Conflicts.  Mr. Leitzen has 28 years’ experience working in the area of legal conflicts and risk management, and has held management level positions at other large, international law firms since 1996.  Mr. Leitzen joined Fish in 2009.