Leigh Coutoumanos is an associate in the Litigation Department in Washington. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and corporate compliance matters. Leigh also has extensive experience conducting FCPA investigations, counseling clients on compliance policies and due diligence, and representing clients in civil and criminal enforcement matters. Her ability to quickly synthesize and analyze complex facts and legal arguments has enabled her to represent clients across various industries and in a wide variety of disputes, including adversary proceedings in bankruptcies, criminal investigations, and commercial litigation.

Leigh also has an active pro bono practice, with a particular focus on immigration matters. Her pro bono work ranges from representation of individuals and non-profits in administrative proceedings to complex class actions.


Immediately after law school, Leigh served as an Attorney Advisor at the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, researching and drafting judicial decisions for immigration judges.

  • In re PG&E Corp. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.): Represented ad hoc group of holders of subrogation insurance claims in litigation related to the utility company's liability for 2017 and 2018 California wildfires.
  • In re Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex.): Represented the Independent Manager of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC in connection with an investigation and eventual settlement of potential estate claims against Neiman’s private equity sponsors.
  • Fraihat v. ICE (C.D. Cal.): Representing medically-vulnerable and disabled immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in class action involving 5th Amendment and Rehabilitation Act claims.
  • Represented international oilfield services company in DOJ investigation of alleged FCPA allegations.



Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2017 Trinity University, B.A., 2012

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2017