SVP + Director, Special Assets
Leah focuses on loan workouts, restructuring credit facilities, turnarounds and facilitating loss-minimizing acquisitions of troubled borrowers. She served as Square 1’s General Counsel from 2010 until the closing of Square 1’s merger with PacWest Bancorp in October 2015. Before Square 1, Leah held a variety of positions including assistant general counsel, corporate and strategic transactions at Capital One Services, Inc. in McLean, VA, and associate positions at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP in Washington, DC and Balch & Bingham, LLP in Birmingham, AL. She also served as a consultant in the McCormick Group, LLP’s legal practice group in Arlington, VA. Leah received a JD and MBA from Wake Forest University and AB in Political Science from Duke University. Leah joined Square 1 in 2008.
Outside the Square
- Once saved a mother goose and her goslings by stopping rush hour traffic on the George Washington Parkway just outside of DC to allow them to cross from the Potomac.
- Enjoys cooking when not chasing after her son, Cooper.
- Is an avid Duke basketball fan.
- Special Assets
406 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701