Robin D. Leone
Robin Leone is a litigator who helps clients with complex commercial business disputes. In state and federal courts, both in Maryland and other jurisdictions, and before administrative agencies, Robin represents the interests of a diverse client base, including telecommunications and media enterprises, energy and utility companies, governmental entities, insurance and real estate brokers, lending institutions, commercial developers and product manufacturers. Robin has represented clients in both state and federal courts in media cases arising out of defamation claims. She most recently created and is implementing the litigation strategy in pursuit of an anonymous blogger publishing defamatory comments from a location in South America on a U.S.-based blogging platform. Robin has applied her media law skills to non-media clients who challenge defamatory speech (e.g., health care providers seeking relief from defamatory reviews posted by competitors or disgruntled former employees); seek advice regarding proposed communications to reduce the risk of an action for defamation (e.g., a school communicating with parents regarding a theft that occurred on school property); and oppose attacks on intellectual property, such as through cyber-squatting (e.g., a moving company who objected to a competitor's substantially similar website address, where the website's content included disparaging statements about the client). She concentrates on developing litigation strategies, including writing legal arguments for both trial and appellate courts, establishing discovery protocols using e-discovery tools, and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial.
Robin's understanding of the legal challenges businesses face is informed by her past experience as a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., a leading management and information technology consulting firm. She provided management consulting services and strategic communications advice to U.S. federal agency clients, including the Department of the Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. The litigation strategies Robin devises are founded on her approach to gaining an in-depth understanding of each client's organization, mission and business processes.