As the firm’s director of career development and counsel, Leigh Ann is responsible for firm-wide attorney training and professional development initiatives, including associate mentoring, associate orientation and integration, continuing legal education programming, and alumni engagement.
Prior to joining the Legal Talent team and Legal Profession Services Group, Leigh Ann spent seven years as an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department. Her experience as a commercial litigator includes complex commercial cases, commercial contract disputes, and business torts. She has also represented clients in appellate matters at both the state and federal level.
In 2018, Leigh Ann co-founded the Large Firm Associate Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Large Firm Management Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The Large Firm Associate Committee’s goal is to unite the larger Philadelphia law firms through their associates and provide a forum for Philadelphia’s large firm associates to collaborate, share, and grow together while supporting colleagues in their peer firms, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the legal community as whole. Leigh Ann served as the committee’s co-chair from inception through 2020.
Leigh Ann also has experience serving on various editorial boards. She is a former associate editor for TYL, the flagship publication for the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association, and has been a member of the Young Lawyer Editorial Board of The Legal Intelligencer since 2016. Leigh Ann is also a member of the Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court.
Leigh Ann received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in English from Virginia Tech. While at Villanova, Leigh Ann served as an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review.