Leah K. Casto is an associate in the litigation department. She joined the firm in 2012 and has experience with complex civil litigation, compliance review, and insurance disputes.
Ms. Casto has a broad range of litigation experience, including subprime lending disputes, trade secret misappropriation, policyholder insurance disputes, and general complex civil litigation. Ms. Casto also has significant experience in the area of attorney-client privilege and contributes to the attorney-client privilege section in the firm’s monthly litigation newsletter. Ms. Casto served as an editor for the 2013 update for Testimonial Privileges (Thomson Reuters 2013). Ms. Casto is also active in updating the firm’s privilege outline, Protecting Confidential Legal Information: A Handbook for Analyzing Issues Under the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Casto has an active pro bono practice, representing clients in domestic violence court and municipal court, and appealing administrative findings by the Department of Children and Family Services. Ms. Casto also serves the firm as a member of its Associates Committee.
Ms. Casto is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.