Leah’s practice includes all areas of complex commercial litigation, including class action defense, shareholder disputes, banking and financial services litigation, legal malpractice defense and trusts and estates litigation.
Leah also advises clients on risk-management and litigation avoidance strategies in complex contract and consumer transactions. Leah appears in state and federal courts throughout the country. Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Leah served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Richard H. Kyle of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Leah is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Commercial Litigation Group.
Leah is on the Board of Directors of the Seward Co-op, a natural foods co-op with three locations in Minneapolis.
Defended bank against fraud and breach of contract claims brought by former account holders, obtaining a favorable resolution for the bank after discovery and motion practice.
Defended public company in a putative class action alleging that a tender offer undervalued the company’s stock. After the Court denied the plaintiff’s motion for expedited discovery, the plaintiff’s claims were dismissed with prejudice.
Defended accounting firm against professional malpractice claims, obtaining dismissal of all claims on summary judgment.
Defended a Bank against breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims by a former customer associated with a participation agreement and complex loan transaction. The case was dismissed on summary judgment, and the decision upheld at the court of appeals.
Represented the general partner of a limited partnership in a putative class action by the limited partners. The plaintiffs’ motion for class certification was denied, and the case was resolved on favorable terms.
Represented a mail/rebate-processing company against its former customer in a breach of contract action. Obtained a favorable award of damages after an arbitration of the matter.
Defended several public company clients in shareholder class actions lawsuits, including expedited pre-closing/merger proceedings.