Leslie Smith is a litigation partner and a member of the Firm’s 15-member Global Management Committee. She concentrates her practice in the areas of pharmaceutical, class action, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation.
Leslie was identified as a leading products liability lawyer by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business from 2011-2015 in which she has been described as "a terrific lawyer", and as a "Rising Star" in the 2010 edition. From 2012-2015, The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Leslie for her work in Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. She was also recommended in 2015 for Commercial Litigation. The Legal 500 stated that Leslie has a ‘good strategic approach’, ‘demonstrates personal commitment to the company’s cause’ and ‘acquires and deploys the best firm talent appropriately’. Leslie was also named to the Benchmark: Top 250 Women in Litigation 2013 and 2014. Additionally, in April 2004, Leslie was listed as one of 21 women litigators on the rise in the article A Woman's Place is in the Courtroom, which appeared in Diversity & the Bar magazine. In July 2001, Leslie was selected as one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch by The Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
Memberships & Affiliations
Secretary, Metropolitan Family Services
Board Member, Legal Aid Society