Leigh G. Rome is a litigation associate resident in Fried Frank's New York office.
Ms. Rome represents financial institutions and corporations in a wide array of white collar, regulatory, and commercial litigation matters. She has also represented individuals and entities in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various US Attorneys' Offices.
Ms. Rome was featured in The AmLaw Litigation Daily's “Litigator of the Week” column which highlighted the Firm's victory on behalf of a former Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Reporting at Bank of America in a favorable settlement with the SEC.
In addition, Ms. Rome maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented clients in immigration court proceedings through Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization. She has also represented clients in reproductive freedom matters before US Courts of Appeals and was named one of the recipients of the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) at the organization's 2017 Mid-Year Seminar. Fried Frank was acknowledged by IMLA for submitting an amicus brief on behalf of IMLA to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Rome was an Alexander Judicial Fellow to Hon. Jack B. Weinstein of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
US District Court for the Southern District of New York; US District Court for the Eastern District of New York; US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; New York