Education

  • The University of Georgia (B.A., 2014)
  • Howard University School of Law (J.D., 2017)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Leslie M. Gouthro practices in the Firm's Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups.  Her practice extends to commercial litigation, including construction and engineering disputes, breach of contract and design claims, and business torts in multidistrict litigation.  Her work on behalf of clients includes drafting pleadings, motions, legal analysis, and discovery.

Ms. Gouthro has experience with complex construction and engineering litigation and arbitration in federal and state courts involving industrial project general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and architect-engineers in breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and defective workmanship actions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gouthro worked with the District of Columbia in defending against wrongful termination and procurement fraud claims.  Ms. Gouthro also served as an investigator for an international organization to assess fraudulent, corrupt, collusive, coercive, or obstructive practices allegedly conducted by its staff members.  Ms. Gouthro examined procurement practices to determine whether multi-million dollar contracts were awarded as a result of illegal misconduct.

Ms. Gouthro is a 2017 graduate of the Howard University School of Law, where she was President of the International Law Society.  She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia, where she was a double major in English and Spanish.  Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gouthro served as an intern at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and worked with an investigative unit of the World Bank Group.  She was a member of the Firm's 2016 Summer Associate class.

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