Contract Attorney, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
As a child, Leah grew up in the landlocked central valley of California. She now revels in living on the coast by sailing as much as she can. Her goal for the Programs Committee is to coordinate events and CLE programs that appeal to a diverse membership, encourage more women to attend, and that continue to build BALIF’s alliances with other legal and minority bar associations.
Amicus Committee Chair
Leah Nutting is a contract attorney at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. Her litigation experience includes securities, antitrust, and patent litigation, SEC investigations, consumer class actions, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and pro bono work for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Prior to Lieff, Leah was a contract attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Clifford Chance. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a Regents Scholar.
Before joining the Board, Leah served as a member of BALIF’s Amicus Committee, helping to coordinate minority bar associations in joining BALIF’s amicus briefs for the DOMA and Proposition 8 gay marriage cases in the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Leah is a California native and lives in San Francisco. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and sailing the San Francisco Bay.