Leah R. Imbrogno

Senior Counsel

Overview

Leah R. Imbrogno is senior counsel and a litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She assists corporate clients, specifically manufacturing and automotive companies, throughout all phases of complex commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, and international arbitration. Leah has successfully litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

Leah has substantial experience in general contract, supply chain, recall and products liability litigation, as well as trade secret claims and shareholder disputes. She is a member of Foley’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Automotive and Manufacturing Industry Teams.

Prior to joining Foley’s Detroit office, Leah was a litigation associate for the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., where she was a member of the associates committee and a legal writing mentor.

Representative Experience

  • Defending automotive suppliers in lawsuits brought by original equipment manufacturers regarding warranty and recall disputes
  • Negotiating and litigating commercial disputes between tiered suppliers, including issues relating to distressed suppliers
  • Litigating complex recall and products liability claims relating to alleged medical device defects and automotive warranty issues
  • Arbitrating breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets claims, including against Korean supplier before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Recognition

Leah was selected for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists for her work in business litigation. Upon moving to Michigan, Leah also was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list for her work in business litigation.  

Education

Leah earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2010), with a Civil Litigation Certificate. She served as note editor for the Pittsburgh Tax Review. During law school, Leah worked as a legal extern for the Civil Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and acted as a legal research and writing teaching assistant. She also completed her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, at the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 2007).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Leah is admitted to the Michigan Bar. She also is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Western District of Michigan. Leah is a member of the Pennsylvania State, Allegheny County, and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Associations.

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Contracting for International Arbitration in the Global Supply Chain," Michigan Bar Journal, September 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “The Global Supply Chain: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in International Arbitration,” 27th Annual Law of Product Distribution and Franchise Seminar 2018, May 2018