Leah M. Fugere represents clients in complex litigation matters from the onset of litigation through the appellate process, with a particular focus on government-facing litigation and investigations.

Ms. Fugere began her career at WilmerHale as a summer associate. Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Fugere was a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable George Wu in the US District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Fugere maintains an active pro bono practice in the federal appellate courts focused on civil rights.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fugere successfully represented a civil rights plaintiff- appellant in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals as a student attorney. She also completed internships with the Colorado Supreme Court, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Fugere worked in higher education admissions and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in an anti-poverty nonprofit in Alabama.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Colorado Law School, 2020

      Editor-in-Chief, University of Colorado Law Review 

      Order of the Coif

      Wyss Scholar 

      Edward C. King Award

    • BA, Political Science, Colorado College, 2012

      magna cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa 

  • Admissions

    • California

    • Colorado

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. George Wu, US District Court for the Central District of California, 2021 - 2022

    • The Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2020 - 2021



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