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Leigh is a partner in the Global Regulatory Enforcement group and the leader of the International Trade & National Security team at Reed Smith. Leigh focuses her practice on two main areas: International Trade and Government Contracts.

Client Seminars

Various presentations to clients in France, the United Kingdom, the UAE, China, Denmark, Sweden, South America, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and throughout the United States on a variety of topics, including: 

  • OFAC and EU Sanctions 
  • Export Controls 
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
  • Anti-Money Laundering 
  • Anti-boycott 
  • ATF Regulations 
  • Encryption 
  • Best Practices for Compliance Program Design and Implementation 
  • Restricted Party Screening in the United States and Europe 
  • Internal Investigations 
  • Financial Transaction Due Diligence 
  • Global Trade Compliance

Media Appearances

  • 1 September 2017 "Back into the Game" Corporate Counsel 
  • 22 June 2017 “Policy Changes Could Slow Real Estate Investment in Cuba” Law360 
  • 3 August 2015 "The Chips Are Up. Chinese takeover of U.S. tech firms could prove beneficial to both countries, but will political concerns complicate things?" Beijing Review
  • 14 July 2015 "Reported Chinese offer for Micron faces far too many hurdles" Reuters


  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., Recipient of the Comparative Law Award; Member of the Woolsack Honor Society; Student at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • Hollins University, B.A., History and Political Science

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Maryland

  • American Bar Association - (International Division, Planning Committee Member, London, 2007 Meeting) (Public Contract Law Division)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Society for International Affairs (SIA)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)