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Leslie Hansen Arps, German, American Lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1932.


Arps, Leslie Hansen was born on July 14, 1907 in Leipzig, Germany. Son of George F. and Alice (Black) Arps.


Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1928;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931.


Associate, Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, New York City, 1931-1942, 46-48;member firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York City, 1948-1987;special assistant attorney general, State of New York. Assistant chief counsel New York State Crime Commission, 1951-1952. Associate general counsel to New York State Moreland Commission to Investigate State Agilysys in relation to Pari-Mutuel Harness Racing, 1953-1954.

Consultant New York State MorelandCommn. on Alcoholic Beverage Control law, 1963-1964.


  • Bar: New York bar 1932.


Chairman board trustees Gateway School New York, 1965-1967. Trustee The Gunnery, Inc., 1978-1984. Board visitors Stanford University Law School, Fordham University School Law.

Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman bicentennial film committee 1986-1987), New York City Bar Association (chairman executive committee 1973-1974, vice president 1974-1975), New York County Lawyers Association, American Bar Foundation, American Judicature Society, Federal Bar Council, Mercantile Library Association (director), American Arbitration Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Union League (New York City), Sky (New York City), Harvard (New York City).


Married Ruth Collicott, October 26, 1959.

George F. Arps

Alice (Black) Arps

Ruth Collicott