Leigh is a member of the Global Regulatory Enforcement group and the leader of the Export, Customs & Trade team at Reed Smith and focuses her practice on two main areas: International Trade and Government Contracts. She has significant experience representing a variety of corporations in export controls and export compliance matters including sanctions, money laundering, and anti-boycott issues. This work includes preparing corporate export, customs and trade compliance programs and conducting compliance training for employees, audits and internal investigations, merger and acquisition due diligence reviews, voluntary disclosures, and drafting licenses and other agreements for transactions subject to the jurisdiction of the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. Leigh’s international trade work also extends to advising companies on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including developing compliance programs and conducting training on the same.
Leigh's government contracts experience includes representing protesters and intervenors in bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Government Accountability Office, and various state procurement entities; handling matters before the Small Business Administration; handling claims against the government before various Boards of Contract Appeal; and defending qui tam actions.