Leigh J. Jahnig is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Ms. Jahnig received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law where she graduated magna cume laude. During law school, Ms. Jahnig drafted appellate briefs as a student attorney in the Center on Wrongful Convictions and as an intern with the Office of the State Appellate Defender. She was also an articles editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and served as an extern for the Honorable Sidney Schenkier of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Jahnig served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Jahnig is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Prior to law school, she worked at a leading real estate investment management firm. She earned her BA in mathematics from the University of Chicago.