Leigh Smith

Senior Counsel

Leigh Smith has practiced law at firms in New York and New Jersey and has prosecuted a broad range of cases during her career. Her noteworthy representations include In re Tyco Int’l Sec. Litig., No. 02-266-PB (D.N.H. 2002), a case involving complex allegations of fraud in which she played a leading role in achieving a multi-billion dollar settlement, and U.S. ex rel. Cordingley v. Good Shepherd Hospice, Mid-America, Inc., No.4:11-cv-1087 (W.D. Mo. 2011), a qui tam action in which she successfully represented the relator. Her other cases have included complex actions brought on behalf of injured consumers and investors, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, and legal malpractice.

Ms. Smith graduated from Rutgers College in 1990 with a B.A. in French. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Smith received an M.A. in French Literature and taught English in a Parisian suburb. At Cornell Law School, Ms. Smith was on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, was an active member of the Moot Court Board, and was co-president of Cornell’s Lambda Law Association.

Ms. Smith is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.


  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1990
  • M.A., Rutgers University, 1994
  • J.D., Cornell University, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • 1st Circuit, Federal
  • 2d Circuit, Federal
  • 3d Circuit, Federal
  • 9th Circuit, Federal
  • S.D.N.Y., Federal
  • E.D.N.Y., Federal
  • D.N.J., Federal
  • D. Mass., Federal

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Women's Association of the State of New York
  • Member of the Westchester Women's Bar Association