Leslie Zmugg

General Counsel
Zmugg is responsible for leading the firm’s worldwide legal function. She also serves as a strategic counsel and corporate advisor as part of the Executive and Investment Committees of Gordon Brothers.

Leslie joined Gordon Brothers following a 20 year career at Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading heavy equipment and engine manufacturer, where she held senior level roles with increasing responsibility.   Most recently, Zmugg was General Counsel and Secretary for Cat Financial, the financial services arm of Caterpillar.  At Caterpillar, Zmugg gained extensive experience in global corporate legal affairs and complex financial transactions across multiple cultures, languages, and geographies. 

Prior to joining Caterpillar in 1999, Zmugg worked at Kasowitz and Schulte, Roth and Zabel in New York, focusing on asset-based finance, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Zmugg graduated from Fordham University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s in Philosophy from Binghamton University, both in New York.