Leslie A. Pinney



Leslie A. Pinney is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Detroit office, where she is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. Her experience includes private equity, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, and public company reporting and compliance.

Leslie also works in the firm’s Fund Formation & Investment Management Practice. There, she counsels middle-market fund managers on the formation and operation of venture capital, hedge, and private equity funds. She also works with public pension plans, university endowments and other institutional investors on investments in commingled and single investor funds, alternative investment vehicles, co-investment funds and separately managed accounts.

Prior to joining Foley, Leslie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Leslie also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judith E. Levy, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and interned for a semester with the University of Michigan Vice President and General Counsel's Office.

Before pursuing a legal career, Leslie worked in New York City as the senior management executive for Tony Nominated Broadway shows and first national tours.



Leslie earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, in Ann Arbor (J.D., 2017). Leslie earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Princeton University.


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