Leslie M. Bassett is a lawyer in King & Spalding’s Contracts and Business Torts practice. For nearly a decade, Leslie has focused her practice on the defense of sponsors and fiduciaries of employee benefit plans in ERISA litigation matters.
She defends clients in complex employee benefits litigation, including litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty and employer stock held in 401(k) plans.
Leslie also counsels clients in connection with governmental investigations and other regulatory matters involving benefits issues and executive compensation agreements. Perhaps equally importantly, she has counseled and resolved numerous disputes in earlier stages, preserving the goals of cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and discretion for her clients.
In addition to her active practice, Leslie has maintained her commitment to giving back to the community by, among other things, representing children in the juvenile justice process and handling pro bono adoptions through Atlanta Legal Aid’s Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Adoption Project.
J.D., Emory University, cum laude
B.A. Philosophy, Government, Wellesley College, cum laude
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia