Leon Hill is a strategic legal advisor to international firms. His insights in patient data privacy have contributed to the development of reliable, real-time anonymous patient alerts. As corporate counsel, Leon has guided one new-technology company to win U.S. patent protection for its blockchain application and helped others navigate emerging distributed ledger technology opportunities, encouraging adoption of the technology for its privacy and security structures.
After transferring from active duty service to reserve status as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Leon gained his Juris Doctor degree and was admitted to the California Bar in 1986. Working as a trial lawyer in large civil firms before becoming a criminal prosecutor, Leon served in proactive investigative and enforcement divisions within the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and later within the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Since expatriating to the Far East in 2003, he has served as a principal consultant for Hong Kong based investigations and due diligence firms.
Leon’s professional experience includes managing a forced labor data and intelligence project for a global NGO combatting human trafficking by applying anti-money-laundering regulations. He has directed IP anti-piracy investigations with infringement enforcement response and provided foreign area risk assessment emphasizing IP protection for a leading U.S. biopharmaceuticals company.