Mr. Leigh Walters brings over 40 years of experience in corporate and government law to the Board of Fairholme Funds, Inc., on which he has served as an Independent Director since the company’s inception in December 1999.
Since 1997, Mr. Walters has been in practice at the Law Offices of Leigh R. Walters and of Counsel to Peterpaul & Clark in Springfield, New Jersey, presently concentrating on alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Walters is a current member of the Board of Directors of Valcor Engineering Corp, to which he was elected in 1996, actively participating in strategic planning, budgets, legal matters, human resources, and liaison with the CEO for policy and decision-making. He was also a member of the executive committee, and previously served the company as Vice President for Administration and General Counsel from 1989-1996, during which time he resolved legal issues involving corporate and government law, supervised outside counsel, drafted contracts and agreements, instituted and maintained compliance programs, and oversaw human resources functions including union negotiations, recruitment, succession planning, and benefits management. Mr. Walters joined Valcor as Director of Contracts in 1988.
Prior to that, Mr. Walters was the managing partner at Lacorte and Walters in Elizabeth, New Jersey, from 1973-1988, specializing in complex criminal and civil litigation. Between 1973 and 1976 Mr. Walters also served as Assistant Prosecutor and then Chief of the Homicide Division at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained extensive trial experience.
Mr. Walters earned his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1973 and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and the Illinois and New Jersey Bar Associations. Mr. Walters holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University.
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