Travis Lenkner is the Managing Partner of Keller Lenkner LLC. The firm’s clients benefit from his experience as a legal entrepreneur and investment manager, a litigator at one of the world’s leading law firms, in-house counsel at a Fortune 50 company, and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States.
Travis and his two partners at Keller Lenkner previously co-founded the litigation finance firm Gerchen Keller Capital, which they grew to more than $1.3 billion in assets under management before it was acquired by Burford Capital in 2016.
Travis is a frequent speaker at legal seminars across the country and is quoted in the media as an expert on the Supreme Court, complex litigation matters, and the economics of the legal industry. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, Fox Business, and Chicago’s WTTW, as well as in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, The American Lawyer, Law360, Politico, National Law Journal, and Crain’s Chicago, among others. Every year since 2016, Lawdragon has named Travis as one of the “100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists.”
Prior to helping launch Gerchen Keller, Travis was a Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace firm and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. While at Boeing, he represented the company in litigation matters and advised senior executives on significant regulatory issues.
Previously, Travis was a litigation and appellate attorney in the New York and Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented clients in complex civil and criminal disputes before the Supreme Court and other tribunals.
Travis served as a law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.