Ms. Leonard primarily engages in business litigation, often involving employment-related disputes between financial services firms and financial advisors. She has years of experience litigating these issues, including alleged violations of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, in court, as well as before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also provides legal advice and guidance to the firm’s clients with respect to employment transitions and post-employment obligations.
Ms. Leonard has handled a wide variety of complex legal matters in state and federal courts and various arbitration forums across the country. Such matters include individual and class action lawsuits, and lawsuits between corporate adversaries. She has experience defending clients in and resolving proceedings and investigations brought by various state and federal government regulatory agencies, including FINRA. She has also advised corporate clients with respect to regulatory compliance, and has assisted clients in obtaining proper state licensing in various industries.
Ms. Leonard graduated from the University of Florida’s Warrington School of Business majoring in finance, and she graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law School where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Ms. Leonard was an editor of the Nova Law Review.
State Bar Admissions: New York, Florida, Massachusetts, and District of Columbia
Federal Court Admissions: S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., M.D. Fla., S.D. Fla., N.D. Fla., and D. Mass.