Leslie Garbarino


Academic Division: Accounting & Law


Leslie Garbarino is a professor, attorney, facilitator and startup executive.  Leslie is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Business Law and the Legal Advisor to the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. In addition to her academic work, Leslie runs her own startup consulting and corporate law practices.  Prior to starting her own businesses, Leslie was the President of Streetwise Media (now AmericanInno), a national digital media and events company focused on tech and innovation and the parent company of BostInno.  Leslie began her law career practicing at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where she advised a variety of corporate clients, including investment funds, endowments, foundations, private companies and nonprofits. She also serves as a volunteer facilitator for WorkSmart Boston, an organization dedicated to teaching salary negotiation skills to women in Boston. Leslie received an AB in Biological Sciences cum laude from Harvard University and a JD with Senior Research Honors from Northwestern University School of Law.  

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BA, Harvard University

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurial Law; Business Law; Corporate Law; Entrepreneurship; Investment Funds