David Lebedoff is an attorney and writer in Minnesota. Lebedoff served as a board chair of the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and has served on the boards of the Blake School, the Minneapolis Club, and the University of Minnesota Foundation. Lebedoff wrote Cleaning Up: The Story Behind the Biggest Legal Bonanza of Our Time, a book about the Valdez oil spill lawsuit against the Exxon Corporation. For his writing in Cleaning Up, Lebedoff received the 1998 Minnesota Book Award for Nonfiction and the American Bar Association 1998 Gavel Award Certificate of Merit. He also received the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991.