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 Fund Formation & Investment Management and Transactions Practice and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Team. Leslie focuses her practice on representing private fund sponsors on a broad range of issues, including fund structuring and formation, portfolio investments, regulatory issues and compliance, internal governance and day-to-day operations. 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.

Leslie also has experience advising clients in connection with mergers & acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and public company reporting and compliance.

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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