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Leah S. Edwards

Senior Associate
New York

Leah S. Edwards

Leah Edwards brings her flexible, problem-solving approach to advise both public and private companies on a variety of transactional and day-to-day corporate legal matters. She works closely with clients to understand their business, help them advance their strategic goals, and implement practical, commercial solutions to challenging issues.

Leah focuses her practice on strategic international and domestic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, financings, and recapitalizations. She also advises clients on formation and corporate governance matters. She has represented companies spanning a number of industries, including healthcare, technology, media, entertainment, publishing, automotive, and energy.

Leah was recently seconded to a leading global technology company. As an in-house attorney, she worked nimbly as a member of a small legal team on the roll-out of a mobile payments-related product offering. She advised on commercial, intellectual property, and licensing matters to mitigate legal risk and provide practical solutions to protect the company's interest.

Representative Experience

One Rock Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous acquisitions, investments, and dispositions.

21st Century Fox in the formation of a joint venture with Apollo to create a leading global multi-platform content provider, bringing together Shine Group, Endemol, and Core Media.

HarperCollins Publishers in the acquisitions of Harlequin Enterprises, Thomas Nelson, Inc., and other publishing companies.

Google in its acquisition of Lift Labs.

21st Century Fox and News Corporation in the large-scale reorganization and spin-off resulting in separation of the media and publishing businesses.

Pamplona Capital and its portfolio companies in numerous acquisitions.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Furman University, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
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