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Leigh G. Barcham

Washington, D.C.

Leigh G. Barcham

Leigh Barcham provides business-oriented legal and policy solutions to food and agriculture companies and trade associations. She advises clients on state and federal regulatory issues that may arise throughout the entire food production line from farm to table. Leigh also guides clients in consumer products industries as they navigate federal advertising laws and regulations.

When she joined Hogan Lovells, Leigh brought with her more than five years of public policy experience. A part-time student by night and a law clerk by day, Leigh worked throughout law school at a firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on legislation and federal regulation affecting the energy industry. Before law school she served as a policy analyst for international affairs and climate change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Representative experience

Assisted trade association in crafting comments to proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rulemaking on school meals program.

Researched defenses to Federal Trade Commission enforcement proceeding against consumer product company.

Conducted regulatory due diligence review of food processing company on behalf of a potential buyer.

Provided technical assistance to client on proposed federal food labeling legislation.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington University Law School, 2014
  • B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude, DePauw University, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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