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Leah S. Baucom

Fax +1.704.331.7598
Leah Baucom is an associate in the Charlotte office and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. She has represented both public and private companies—including private equity sponsors—on a range of matters, including leveraged buyouts, public and private divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, special committee representation, activist stockholder defense and other strategic investments and sales.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Baucom was an associate in the New York office of another international law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Additional Information


  • “Who Owns the Virtual Items?”, Duke Law & Technology Review, 2010
  • Represented private equity sponsors in leveraged buy-outs, divestitures and strategic investments in a variety of industries, including in software, energy, financial institutions, clothing and accessories, construction, hotels and resorts, logistics, insurance and manufacturing.
  • Represented public and private companies in strategic acquisitions, sale auctions and spin-offs in a variety of industries, including in online web development, food and beverage, mining, medical services, insurance and manufacturing and packaging.
  • Represented boards of directors and special committees in considering strategic transactions and activist investors.