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Leah Smith

Legal Counsel & Administrative Director, Litigation

Leah works directly with the Chair of the Litigation Department and liaises with practice group leaders, firm leadership, and other stakeholders to manage all administrative functions of the Litigation Department. Her diverse responsibilities include assisting with attorney and staff recruitment and retention, the coordination of associate reviews and compensation, and facilitating training and education programs. Leah is responsible for developing and maintaining the department's budget and expenses,and the distribution of legal assignments to associates and counsel. She also manages the department's paralegals and practice support professionals.

Prior to joining Lowenstein, Leah served in various capacities in the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, including as Special Assistant to the Attorney General and Assistant Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

Leah earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2007 and graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in political science in 2003. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.