Leah is a "go-to" for your everyday employment compliance needs, helping companies navigate personnel matters, administrative investigations, and workplace claims.

Get To Know Leah

Leah can walk employers through any workplace situation. From complex personnel matters, to implementing client-specific performance management practices, Leah advises employers to navigate these issues to keep them out of court. Her counseling covers the entire employment spectrum: recruitment, onboarding, workplace culture, pay equity audits, RIFs, terminations and severance packages.

Leah handles workplace investigations and defends actions before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, and NLRB. Leah has extensive litigation experience, defending employers in state and federal court on claims including but not limited to:

  • Breach of employment agreements
  • Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation (Title VII)
  • Whistleblower complaints
  • ADA or religious-based failure to accommodate claims
  • FMLA non-compliance
  • Workplace violence and negligent supervision
  • FLSA unpaid overtime, misclassification and off-the-clock claims
  • Workplace safety, OSHA, or VOSH actions

Leah also represents employers navigating union issues, labor relations arbitrations and collective bargaining. Every workforce loves Leah's dynamic public speaking style. Having traveled the Mid-Atlantic to train front-line employees, upper management, HR and other industry professionals, Leah creates custom workforce training programs with her team and has fun doing it!

Leah also maintains a higher education practice. She provides day-to-day compliance advice to public and private higher ed institutions on employment and student-related matters. These include navigating Title VII, Title IX, and code of conduct investigations, faculty, administrative, and athletic coach contracts and severance packages, tenure and promotion processes, and pay equity audits. Leah also trains school leadership, such as Deans and Chairs, on improving documentation and engaging in performance management of faculty.

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Leah is perpetually single with lots of free time to fine-tune her stand-up comedy routine.

When not in the office, you can find Leah crossing up (and trash talking) opponents on the basketball court or busting out a less-technical, overly passionate Moon Walk at hip hop class.



Federal Judicial Clerkship, Eastern District of Virginia


University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif

Virginia Tech, B.A., B.S., summa cum laude



U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court



  • Federal Judicial Clerkship, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • YWCA's Young Women’s Leadership Alliance

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