Leasa Woods Anderson

Of Counsel
  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
    Suite 500
    Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

Leasa Woods Anderson is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg’s Washington, D.C., office. As a member of the Litigation Department, she focuses her practice on white collar crime defense, corporate compliance and ethics, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. In addition to being a member of the White Collar and Investigations Practice Group, Ms. Anderson is also a member of the Federal Procurement group counseling clients through federal procurements and government contract litigation to include bid protests.

Ms. Anderson represents clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, Department of State, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the offices of Inspector General for various federal agencies. She has extensive experience representing clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, qui tam actions, U.S. Congressional inquiries, and various contract disputes. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in witness preparation for depositions and federal agency interviews, and has handled all phases of discovery for many criminal and civil matters. She has also developed internal compliance programs for several companies and regularly presents training and compliance initiatives to clients.

Previously, Ms. Anderson was an associate with Andrews Kurth and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Anderson also served as a summer clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Anderson has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the years 2014-2016. She was also named to the Lawyers of Color 2014 Hot List and was a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2014 Fellow.

Ms. Anderson earned her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary and her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary.

Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.