Leanne Brown-Pasquarello

Associate

Leanne Brown-Pasquarello is an associate at Grant & Eisenhofer where she focuses on sovereign and public entity representation, primarily in matters to redress systemic environmental contamination. She currently represents several state Attorneys General and municipalities in environmental litigation. In that role, she is prosecuting claims against Monsanto Co. arising out of that company’s production, marketing, and sale of toxic PCBs, which now contaminate natural resources and municipal storm water systems throughout the nation; and against 3M Co. and other manufacturers of toxic firefighting foam laced with toxic PFAS chemicals, which now contaminate groundwater, drinking water, and other public resources. Ms. Brown-Pasquarello also has experience in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, antitrust actions, and appraisal rights.

During her time with Grant & Eisenhofer, she has worked on litigation teams whose efforts resulted in significant awards for their clients, including the following:

  • In re Pfizer, Inc. Securities Litigation, class action securities litigation, wherein it was alleged that Pfizer misrepresented the cardiovascular safety of its multi-billion-dollar arthritis drugs, and resulted in a $486 million recovery.
  • In re Merck & Co., Inc. Vytorin/Zetia Securities Litigation, a major securities fraud action against pharmaceutical industry titan, Merck & Co., Inc., that settled for $215 million.
  • In re MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation, a consumer class action on behalf of owners of Ford vehicles equipped with allegedly defective infotainment units, which resulted in relief valued at over $33 million.

Prior to joining Grant & Eisenhofer, Ms. Brown-Pasquarello worked at a Philadelphia law firm on mass tort and complex civil litigation matters. She received her law degree from Widener University School of Law, where she wrote on The Law Forum, and was a member of ATLA. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science from University of Delaware, where she was a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. She served as Vice President of a political organization on campus.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.
    1993
  • University of Delaware, B.A.
    1990

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of FL
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of FL
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