Leah Mintz

Associate

  • Leah Mintz
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1263
    Fax: +1 215 689 1428

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA

Leah Mintz is an associate in the Trial Practice Group, where she focuses on appellate litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and complex commercial litigation.  As a member of Duane Morris’ appellate practice, Ms. Mintz has briefed appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits, as well as before all three Pennsylvania appellate courts.  Ms. Mintz has also served as appellate counsel for litigators in preparation for and during trials in various state courts.  In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. Mintz has represented clients in federal court in connection with fraud, breach of contract, and civil RICO claims, as well as other complex litigation.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Mintz served as law clerk to the Honorable Eric L. Clay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable John R. Padova of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Mintz is a 2015 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where she was contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    - Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor, Vol. 112; Contributing Editor, Vol. 113
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2017-present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Eric L. Clay, 2016-2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. John R. Padova, 2015-2016

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Duane Morris Pro Bono Award, 2020
  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021
  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, National Federation of Independent Business, Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, UPMC, and Marcellus Shale Coalition, arguing that the Court should not adopt the “enterprise” or “single entity” theories of piercing the corporate veil. Mortimer v. McCool, 37 & 38 MAP 2020 (Pa. Supreme Court) (pending).

  • Represented Sunoco Pipeline L.P. in successfully vacating preliminary injunction that halted construction of pipeline and obtaining dismissal of entire action based on the challenger’s lack of standing. Sunoco Pipeline L.P. v. Dinniman, 217 A.3d 1283 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2019)

  • Successfully defended Pennsylvania state governmental agency and officials against lawsuit concerning the legality and constitutionality of the agency’s toll structures. Owner Operator Indep. Drivers Ass’n, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Tpk. Comm’n, 934 F.3d 283 (3d Cir. 2019).

  • Successfully represented casino in appeal from district court order dismissing a plaintiff’s antitrust claims, in which the plaintiff claimed that defendants had conspired to exclude him from hosting events at their casinos and had unlawfully exercised monopoly power. Kerwin v. Parx Casino, 802 F. App’x 723 (3d Cir. 2020).

  • Represented Rose Acre Farms, one of the largest egg producers in the United States, in successfully defending a judgment in a class action that Rose Acre had not illegally conspired to reduce the national supply of eggs and inflate prices. In re Processed Egg Prod. Antitrust Litig., 962 F.3d 719 (3d Cir. 2020).