Overview

Leslie is a litigator who focuses on commercial litigation and healthcare law. Leslie has represented clients in a wide array of disputes that include contractual claims, business torts, banking laws, fraud, and administrative law. Leslie also has experience helping clients navigate the health care system in Rhode Island, including the Hospital Conversion Act, Certificate of Need and Change in Effective Control proceedings, Medicaid regulations, and issues of insurance, professional liability, and fraud.

Prior to joining Adler Pollock & Sheehan, Leslie served as a law clerk for the Honorable William P. Robinson III at the Rhode Island Supreme Court. She has also clerked for the Rhode Island Superior Court.

Education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 2010)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2007)

Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Representative Matters
  • Leslie won summary judgment for an international flooring manufacturer on claims by a distributor on unfair trade practices and tortious interference, among other claims, and also prevailed on summary judgment on the manufacturer’s counterclaims. (Named one of the Top 100 Most Important Decisions of 2017 by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly).
  • Leslie represents an insurer in a lawsuit alleging tort claims and an antitrust conspiracy to prevent a hospital system from entering Rhode Island.
  • Leslie assisted in successfully defending the certificate of need approval for a licensed organized ambulatory care facility providing radiation therapy services before the Rhode Island Superior Court and Rhode Island Supreme Court.
  • Leslie and her colleagues represented community behavioral health centers in successfully appealing the recoupment of significant government funding.
  • Leslie has successfully defended health care providers in regulatory and licensing proceedings.
  • Leslie obtained summary judgment on behalf of one of the largest privately held companies in the United States on land use and environmental claims.
  • Leslie successfully moved for dismissal of multiple civil rights actions on behalf of a municipal detention facility in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island federal courts and defended the appeals of those dismissals in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Seminars / Publications
  • Editor-in-Chief, Boston College Third World Law Journal.
  • “Putting Poverty in Museums: Strategies to Create the For-Profit Social Business,” 29 Boston College Third World Law Journal 357 (2009).
Honors
  • Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2014 - 2016, by the publishers of Super Lawyers.

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Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, Rhode Island Bar Foundation.
  • Delegate, Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates.
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association.
  • Member, Federal Bar Association.
In the Community
  • Member, Crossroads Committee on Domestic Violence.
  • Generation Citizen Local Board - Rhode Island.
  • Chair, Rhode Island Chapter Boston College Law School Alumni Association.
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