Leonard Leo is an American lawyer who currently serves as executive vice president of the Federalist Society.
Leo was appointed by President George W. Bush and the United States Senate to three terms on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. He has been a US Delegate to the UN Council and UN Commission on Human Rights as well as the Organization of Security and Cooperation and World Health Assembly. Leo has served as an observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization and as a member of the US National Commission to UNESCO.
Leo previously served as National Co-Chairman of Catholic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, and as the 2004 Bush presidential campaign's Catholic Strategist. With James Taranto, he edited the book Presidential Leadership. Leo is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School.
Leo organized efforts in support of the John Roberts and Samuel Alito U.S. Supreme Court confirmations. He received the 2009 Bradley Prize.
Leo has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.