Leslie Glover Toran has a long-held interest in the efficient and fair functioning of the financial markets and banking system.
Ms. Toran received her B.A. in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University where she was a faculty scholar and Hope Grant recipient. After graduating with her degree in economics, and prior to attending law school, Ms. Toran was employed as an Equity Research Associate with Trusco Capital Management. As an equity research associate, she assisted in the management of mutual funds, endowments, and other institutional investment portfolios. Ms. Toran received her J.D. cum laude from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2004. While in law school, Ms. Toran served as the Symposium Editor of the Law Review and was a member of the College's Moot Court Board. She also served as a graduate research assistant to Professor Ellen Podgor and assisted Professor Podgor in researching and editing a tome on white collar crime. Ms. Toran also received an honors designation for her performance in the College's mandatory Litigation Workshop and received CALI awards for achieving the highest grade in her class in Constitutional Law, Basic Federal Income Taxation, and Corporate Finance. Ms. Toran interned for Justice Carol Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia during her last year of law school.
Since graduating from law school, Ms. Toran has garnered significant experience litigating cases involving securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate mismanagement, violations of intellectual property rights, antitrust violations, and other complex commercial matters. Ms. Toran has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in individual actions and class actions and in both state and federal courts. Ms. Toran has also published an article related to her federal courts practice: Federal Jurisdiction Based on Removal, ABA Practice Essentials Book, copyright 2008 (coauthor Sarah Grider Cronan). Ms. Toran is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
- State Bar of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
- B.A. in economics: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
- Federal Jurisdiction Based on Removal, ABA Practice Essentials Book, copyright 2008 (coauthor Sarah Grider Cronan).