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Leanne E. Hartmann

Fax +1.617.261.3175

Ms. Hartmann concentrates her practice in the areas of government enforcement and commercial litigation. She counsels corporate and individual clients in a variety of civil and criminal cases. Ms. Hartmann’s practice encompasses a wide breadth of substantive areas of law, including securities, computer intrusion, health care, and civil and criminal fraud.

Ms. Hartmann regularly represents national and international clients in matters before a variety of government regulatory agencies, including the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and state and local professional licensing boards. She also represents clients in federal, state, and administrative courts, as well as in arbitration, handling cases involving breach of contract, securities law violations, customer disputes, and licensing issues. She has been a member of trial teams in Massachusetts Superior Court Business Litigation Section and in Delaware Chancery court, and second-chaired a trial against the DEA before an administrative law judge in Arlington, Virginia.

Ms. Hartmann has managed internal investigations involving complex securities and criminal matters, including electronic discovery, interviews of key witnesses, database management, fact investigation and development, and preparing for and participating in testimony and proffers to government regulators.

Ms. Hartmann’s commitment extends to providing pro bono legal services. She has represented indigent defendants in federal prosecutions through the Criminal Justice Act Panel of the Federal Public Defender’s Office. She has also successfully represented clients in asylum cases before the Immigration Court. Ms. Hartmann is active in the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mock Trial program, serving as the lead coach to a San Francisco public high school mock trial team.

Ms. Hartmann is actively involved in the San Francisco office’s Women in the Profession, a group that strives to identify and promote ways to develop the career advancement of female attorneys, both within the firm and in the greater Bay Area legal community, as well as the Women in White Collar Bay Area organization.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco