Leigh Krahenbuhl represents companies and their directors and officers in high-stakes government and internal investigations. She has significant experience conducting sensitive U.S. and cross-border investigations for clients facing criminal, civil, and regulatory compliance issues. Leigh also has handled complex matters in state and federal courts and has diverse experience with motions practice and appellate briefing.
On behalf of businesses and individuals, Leigh has investigated and defended allegations of health care, securities, and other financial fraud, as well as environmental crimes and trade secret theft. Her recent matters include representing one of the world's largest companies through a cross-border internal investigation and defending a nonprofit organization in a False Claims Act investigation. Leigh is also experienced in counseling corporate clients regarding compliance with federal laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Leigh maintains an active pro bono practice and has briefed and argued a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a federal habeas petitioner.
- Duke University (J.D. summa cum laude 2012; Order of the Coif; Notes Editor, Duke Law Journal; James S. Bidlake Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Broadcast Journalism with highest honors 2009; Bronze Tablet recipient)
- Illinois, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2012-2013)