Leah M. Quadrino is an accomplished commercial litigator, representing plaintiffs and defendants in international and domestic business disputes, as well as insurance and reinsurance companies in complex coverage matters. Leah regularly appears before federal and state courts, and has substantial experience handling disputes before arbitration panels.
Leah also draws on her widespread litigation experience to handle professional liability matters. She represents lawyers in defense of legal malpractice claims, including claims under New York Judiciary Law Section 487, and advises clients concerning allegations of malpractice and ethical violations. Active in her pro bono practice, Leah has represented recent immigrants, refugees, and homeless persons, as well as victims of sex trafficking, employment discrimination, and excessive force violations.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, Southern District of New York
- US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2002, Member, The Fordham Urban Law Journal; Captain, National Moot Court Competition Team; Captain, Philip C. Jessup International Law, Moot Court Competition Team; Lawrence J. McKay Prize
- B.A., Yale University, 1997, Literature
- Represented Fortune 500 waste disposal company in obtaining full dismissal of complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and unfair competition claims through successful summary judgment briefing and trial.
- Represented Fortune Global 500 chemical manufacturer in class action litigation involving medical monitoring claims that ended in a successful settlement.
- Represented major international law firm in obtaining summary judgment dismissal of suit against firm and former partner under NY Judiciary Law Section 487.
- Represented insurer in arbitration proceeding in defeating multimillion-dollar claim based on scope of an asbestos exclusion.
- Represented, on a pro bono basis, family members of a man who died in police custody after being tased eight times in 14 minutes in successful petition for writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court.
"Direct Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Trends," 2016 ARIAS US Spring Conference, Palm Beach, FL, May 13, 2016
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June 25, 2015
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February 26, 2015
- Legal 500 US, Next Generation Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes (2019)
- Legal 500 US, Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes (2019)
- Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Rising Star (2015-2018)
Appointed Member, Leadership Development Committee, DC Bar (2018-2020)
- Member, Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2019- )
Elected Member, DC Bar Board of Governors (2015-2018)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2013-present)
Appointed Member, Standing Committee on Law in Public Service, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association (2013-2017)
Chair, Scholarship Fund Board, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association (2016-2018)
Chair, Committee on Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association (2012-2013)