Susan M. Leming

Partner
360 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108
Tel: 856-854-8900 / Fax: 856-858-4967
sleming@brownconnery.com

Labor and Employment / Litigation

Susan M. Leming is a partner with the firm and concentrates her practice in labor and employment, class actions, and complex commercial litigation, and counsels employers in the development and implementation of preventive labor and employee relations programs.

Ms. Leming represents employers and individuals in cases of employment discrimination and violations of state and federal employment related statutes. She has particular expertise in the drafting of employment contracts and restrictive covenants and in the enforcement of such agreements. She regularly appears before the state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and before governmental agencies, including the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the United States and New Jersey Department of Labor. Ms. Leming assists employers in implementing policies and strategies to prevent employment litigation claims including the drafting and review of employment handbooks and employment policies. She regularly provides advice to employers on a diverse range of work place issues and conducts management training on a broad range of topics. She is a frequent speaker on employment and litigation matters.

Ms. Leming represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving financial services and other industries including class actions in both federal and state courts.  She has successfully defended clients against claims involving class actions, contracts, banking laws and federal and state banking regulations and statutes.  She also assists clients with conducting internal investigations.

She currently serves as First Vice President to the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and served as a Trustee since 2013.  Ms. Leming is also a frequent speaker on federal practice in the District of New Jersey as well as commercial and employment litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Leming served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marvin E. Schlosser and the Honorable Cornelius P. Sullivan of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Burlington County.

Ms. Leming graduated from Albright College with bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Political Science in 1993. She earned her law degree in 1996 from the Villanova University School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal from 1995-1996. She is the author of “NRDC v. EPA: The Final Chapter in the Listing Saga,” published in the 1995 Villanova Environmental Law Journal.

She was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1996 and Pennsylvania in 1997. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Leming is a member of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Camden County and Burlington County Bar Associations.

Ms. Leming is “AV” Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel.

*The Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html#rs. No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

education

Albright College (B.A., 1993)

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1996)

admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

professional affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association

Burlington County Bar Association

recognition

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent® Rating

“Top 40 Attorneys Under 40,” New Jersey Law Journal (2008)

“Rising Stars,” New Jersey Monthly (2006)*

publications

“ADA Title III Litigation:  The Dramatic Increase In ADA Lawsuits That Is Forcing Many Businesses To Make Touch Decisions,”  New Jersey Lawyer (April 2018)

“Proportionality? Say What?  Understanding The 2015 Federal Rule Changes,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, Federal Practice Issue, 295-AUG N.J. Law. 56  (August 2015)

“NRDC v. EPA: The Final Chapter in the Listing Saga” 1995 Villanova Environmental Law Journal

speaking engagements

“Business Litigation Roundtable:  Current Issues in Business Litigation,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2020)

“Business Litigation As A Result Of COVID-19,” Zoom Seminar (2020)

“Successful Court Practice” (2019)

“Business Litigation Roundtable: Current Issues in Business Litigation – An In-Depth Discussion of Current Trends and Issues in Commercial/Business Litigation,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2017)

“Nuts and Bolts of Federal Court Practice” (2015)

“Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation in New Jersey” at the Business Litigation Roundtable (2014)

“Nuts and Bolts of Federal Court Practice” (2013)

“Nuts and Bolts of Federal Court Practice” (2011)