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Leia Leitner

Program Co-Director
Leia Leitner is an associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP (“Wilson Elser”) where she focuses on art law, cannabis law, complex tort and general casualty, and intellectual property and brand protection. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Leia was an associate at a boutique law firm in Maitland, Florida, where she focused primarily on insurance defense for class action matters filed by consumers relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this capacity, Leia represented corporations, collection agencies, debt buyers and credit reporting agencies. She also prepared copyright and trademark applications for new business owners and entertainment clients. Leia received her Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law in May 2011, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California San Diego in March 2003, graduating with a major in political science. She was also named by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star™ in intellectual property and personal injury: defense from 2019−2022, and voted by her peers as one of Florida Trend’s 2022 Florida Legal Elite. Leia was also selected as the 2022 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in the areas of commercial litigation and intellectual property. She is a Class VIII Fellow of the 2021-2022 Florida Bar Leadership Academy and Committee Member of the 2022-2022 Florida Bar Volunteer Bar Liaison Committee. She is also the 2021-2022 Treasurer of the Federal Bar Association – Orlando Chapter and the 2022 Board Member for Lake Mary Woods’ homeowners’ association.