Leigh Anne is the Managing Partner of the Nashville office of Sanford Heisler Sharp.
Since joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Leigh Anne has been recognized in the legal community as a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers, was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Tennessee by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and was recognized in the 2021 and 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in the field of Employment Law – Individuals.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Leigh Anne’s practice has focused on discrimination and harassment, and financial services litigation. As part of her discrimination and harassment practice, Leigh Anne has represented individuals and classes in claims of gender, age, FMLA, and disability discrimination, and retaliation. As part of her financial services practice, Leigh Anne represents classes of workers from around the country who have invested through their employer’s 401(k) plan in their claims of breach of fiduciary duty and 401(k) plan mismanagement. Leigh Anne’s representations have included:
Leigh Anne received her law degree from Columbia Law School and her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Western Kentucky University. While at Columbia Law School, Leigh Anne was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She served as a notes editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems, a board member for the American Constitution Society and Workers’ Rights Student Coalition, a teaching assistant for Disability Law. She also tutored middle school students through the Harlem Tutorial Project.
A member of the Tennessee and District of Columbia bars, Leigh Anne co-authored Brokerage Windows in 401(k) Plans: The Total Abdication of Fiduciary Responsibility, a forthcoming article scheduled for publication in the Winter 2021 edition of the Benefits Law Journal.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Leigh Anne was an associate at Arnold & Porter, LLP, where she gained substantial experience in complex commercial litigation.
When Leigh Anne is not lawyering, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and gardening. Leigh Anne is also a certified doula. She served as a notes editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems, a board member for the American Constitution Society and Workers’ Rights Student Coalition, and as a teaching assistant for Disability Law.