Jennifer J. Leech,
Associate

Legal Administrative Assistant:Juanita Jones
+1.202.789.6133

Biography

Jennifer supports Beveridge & Diamond clients in a diverse mix of environmental litigation and regulatory matters nationwide across industrial sectors.

Her representative experience includes work on complex products liability issues as well as cases under CERCLA and state Superfund laws.  Jennifer is experienced in sustainability, as applied to heavy industry.  Prior to joining B&D, Jennifer worked for an environmental consulting firm, leading initiatives that included green products, green chemistry, and the responsible use and reuse of resources. 

A Persian Gulf War veteran, Jennifer served as a pilot in the U.S. Army where she flew CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

Jennifer joined Beveridge & Diamond following her graduation from Vermont Law School.  During law school, Jennifer served as Trustee for the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees.  She was also an Editor for the VLS Law Review.  She gained experience on the Federal Court level, working for the Honorable Peter W. Hall in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals as a judicial extern. Her international experience includes the Marrakech, Morocco 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Jennifer was selected as a student representative for the Vermont Law School COP22 Delegation.

Jennifer is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR), and performs pro bono work for CAIR on behalf of the firm.  She is a classically trained musician, a recreational half-marathon runner, and enjoys skiing, hiking, and kayaking.

*Jennifer is admitted only in Vermont. She is practicing pursuant to D.C. App. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of principals of the firm who are licensed to practice in Washington, DC.

Education

  • Duke University  (B.S., 1989)
    • Biology
  • Vermont Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Vermont Law School Board of Trustees, 2016-2018
    • Vermont Law Review, 2016-2018

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont

Professional Affiliations

  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR) Legal Advisory Committee
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment