Christopher Leung

Chris, a partner at Pollack | Cohen, is an experienced litigator and successful trial attorney who has tirelessly worked to protect the public interest. He is a fierce, effective advocate for his clients, and his track record speaks for itself: recently, he and his team won a $247 million trial verdict.

For over a decade, Chris served as an Assistant Attorney General, Special Counsel, and Tobacco Enforcement Section Chief at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. While there, he oversaw New York’s enforcement of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and tobacco policy efforts. Chris also led a variety of complex investigations and high-stakes litigation. For his work, Chris received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award, the New York Attorney General’s highest commendation for superior service.

Beyond his public service, Chris served as a staff attorney at Earthjustice, representing national and local environmental organizations in litigation, trial, and other proceedings. He also worked for several years at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, representing injured employees and consumers in complex individual and class action litigation.

Chris graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology and then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Following law school, Chris served as a law clerk to the (now retired) Honorable Oliver W. Wanger, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California.

Chris lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and enjoys camping, cooking, and listening to music.