About Leslie N. Couvillion

Leslie Couvillion is an associate in the environmental and workplace safety practice. She focuses on criminal and civil litigation including corporate monitorships, white-collar crimes and regulatory matters.

Understanding environmental and workplace safety issues from the ground up

Leslie has a strong background in the natural sciences, social sciences and policy management. This gives her a unique understanding of the challenges that energy, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas companies face when it comes to environmental issues. She also represents defense contractors and maritime clients in the shipping and cruise industries.

Before joining the firm, Leslie worked in the environmental department of a large international law firm, representing clients in litigation and regulatory compliance matters. These included citizen suit and class-action defense actions, appellate cases and agency rulemaking processes.

While at law school, she was a director of Yale’s environmental law and policy clinic and nonprofit organizations clinic. She was also an editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation and a co-director of the Yale Visual Law Project (legal documentary filmmaking group).

Previously, she worked as the Pretrial Services Program Coordinator for the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • Environmental and workplace safety
  • Environmental crimes and internal investigations
  • White-collar investigations and compliance
  • Monitorships