Leigh Ann Buziak

Biography

CO-CHAIR, GENERAL LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP

Leigh Ann Buziak represents clients in various types of business disputes, with a concentration in handling difficult employment and intellectual property issues. She concentrates her practice on drafting, negotiating, and litigating non-compete agreements, pursuing departing employees for misappropriation of trade secrets, and defending companies from accusations of the same. Leigh Ann also provides strategic advice and counsel in employment matters, litigation risks, and investigations. Leigh Ann has experience developing digital evidence, including forensic investigations. As the co-chair of the General Litigation Practice Group, Leigh Ann has responsibility for managing the workload and professional development of the Firm’s first-through-fifth-year litigation associates.

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 the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Outside the Firm

Leigh Ann serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center and was Co-Chair of the Host Committee for its 50th Anniversary Celebration. She is Program Chair for the Temple American Inn of Court. Leigh Ann is also a fundraiser for Back on My Feet (“BOMF”), an organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless population through running. Leigh Ann has successfully coached BOMF members to complete the Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Distance Run, and the Broad Street Run.

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Recognitions

  • 2019, “Best of the Bar: Employment Litigation,” listed in the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2015, “40 under 40,” listed in Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2010, “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2010 “Pro Bono Unsung Hero,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania 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

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

Education

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