Bailey & Glasser

Speaker Bio

Leslie A. Brueckner helps lead Bailey Glasser's national Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group, which handles appeals in virtually every substantive legal area, including commercial, constitutional, consumer (Fair Credit Reporting Act, TCPA, debt collection, “pay to pay” schemes, and more), antitrust, bankruptcy, class actions, environmental, international law, ERISA, ESOP, bank fraud, personal injury, mass tort, federal preemption, arbitration, and criminal law. Leslie focuses her practice on cutting-edge appellate representation as well as assisting trial teams with legal issues in complex litigation.

As an appellate advocate with over 35 years of experience, Leslie has argued a wide range of federal and state constitutional, statutory, tort, and consumer law matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including winning numerous unanimous decisions from the California and United States Supreme Courts.

Leslie is an integral part of Bailey Glasser's litigation teams, helping to develop legal strategies and dispositive motions at the trial level in high-stakes cases that raise complex questions of federal or state law. Additionally, she strategically works with trial teams to ensure that key legal arguments are properly presented and preserved for appeal. Whether briefing and presenting oral argument, or providing consulting services for trial lawyers handling or anticipating an appeal, Leslie and Bailey Glasser's appellate practice team strengthen our clients' presentations to trial and appellate courts across the United States.

Leslie is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Before joining Bailey Glasser, Leslie was a senior attorney for nearly three decades with Public Justice, a national non-profit legal advocacy organization protecting consumers, employees, civil rights, and the environment.

Leslie has successfully handled appellate matters in many areas of the law including:

  • Class actions
  • Constitutional law
  • Federal preemption
  • Mass torts
  • Consumer rights
  • Combating court secrecy                                                                                                                               

In addition to her litigation work, Leslie has taught appellate advocacy at the Georgetown University Law Center and the American University, Washington College of Law.

When not practicing law, Leslie is active in issues and organizations concerning animal welfare, civil rights and social action, and human rights. At Public Justice, she founded the organization's Food Project, which uses strategically targeted litigation to reform the structural and institutional inadequacies in American's food system.