Leigh Ann Buziak

Biography

CHAIR, GENERAL LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP

Leigh Ann Buziak concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Leigh Ann represents clients in:

  • disputes involving theft of trade secrets and proprietary information, with a focus on theft of electronic information, including claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • enforcement and defense of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, including time-sensitive injunction proceedings
  • business and contract disputes, including litigating breach of reps and warranties in purchase agreements and options to purchase
  • class action litigation

Leigh Ann also has significant experience in managing electronic discovery and forensic analysis of electronic evidence.

Leigh Ann was recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as an “unsung hero” for her pro bono work on a case involving attempts to expunge the criminal record of the first Pennsylvania citizen released from prison on the basis of after-acquired DNA evidence. During law school, Leigh Ann served as a legal intern for the Honorable Bruce I. Fox, United States Bankruptcy Judge for Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Leigh Ann serves on the Firm’s Recruitment and Retention Committee and co-chaired the Summer Associate Program in 2007, 2008, and 2011.

Outside the Firm

Leigh Ann is a member and fundraiser for Back on My Feet, an organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless population through running, successfully coaching members to complete the Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Distance Run, and the Broad Street Run.

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Recognitions

  • 2015, “40 under 40” award, listed in Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2010, “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer
  • “Rising Star,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here.

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Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Leigh Ann serves on The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board. She also volunteers to provide pro bono legal services for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (“VIP”), the Homeless Advocacy Project (“HAP”) and the SeniorLAW Center.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • University of Maryland, BA, with high honors