Travis D. Lenkner

Travis D. Lenkner

Senior Advisor, Buford Capital

Mr. Lenkner co-founded Gerchen Keller Capital and as Managing Director helped steer its growth to $1.3 billion in assets under management prior to its acquisition by Burford.

His experience includes roles as in-house counsel at a Fortune 50 company, a litigator at one of the world’s leading law firms and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to helping launch Gerchen Keller in 2013, Mr. Lenkner 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, Mr. Lenkner 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.

Mr. Lenkner served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He earned his JD from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Law Review. He graduated from Kansas State University and is the national chair of the board of directors of the university’s alumni association.


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