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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marilyn is conducting all training and coaching remotely.
During COVID, all training conducted remotely.
Marilyn Bush LeLeiko
Training | Coaching

Partial Client List

Marilyn has worked with lawyers from more than 250 law firms, corporate legal departments, and government offices. She also presents programs for CLE organizations.

Marilyn has presented business writing programs for analysts and economists, for accountants and auditors, and for other professionals.

She returns regularly to many of her clients because they see results.

To see what participants and clients have to say about Marilyn’s programs, click here

Law Firms

“Tremendous amount of material covered quickly and very well. Excellent, approachable and not preaching. Felt like she really understood our business.”

Steven J. Thompson, Partner
Ungaretti & Harris (now Nixon Peabody International LLP)

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. (Washington, DC) REPEAT CLIENT
Allen & Overy LLP (New York) REPEAT CLIENT
Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta, Washington, DC)
Baker & Hostetler LLP (New York, Cleveland, Columbus, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP (Cleveland, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (Syracuse, NY) REPEAT CLIENT
Bricker & Eckler LLP (Columbus, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI) (now Brinks Gilson & Lione) REPEAT CLIENT
BuckleySandler LLP (Washington, DC) (now Buckley LLP)
Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP (Tampa)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York, Washington, DC) REPEAT CLIENT
Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Wood, PLC (Tempe, AZ) (now Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC)
Clark Hill PLC (Detroit) REPEAT CLIENT
Day Pitney LLP (Morristown, NJ, Hartford, CT) REPEAT CLIENT
Dorsey & Whitney LLP (New York, Minneapolis, Washington, DC) REPEAT CLIENT
Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP (US Virgin Islands)
Duane Morris LLP (Philadelphia)
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (Washington, DC, New York) REPEAT CLIENT
Farrell Fritz, P.C. (Uniondale, NY)
Foley & Lardner LLP (Milwaukee, Washington, DC) REPEAT CLIENT
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Troy, MI) REPEAT CLIENT
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP (Providence, RI, Boston) REPEAT CLIENT
Hirschler Fleischer (Richmond, VA)
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (Royal Oak, MI)
Hunton & Williams (Richmond, New York, Washington, DC) (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
Irell & Manella LLP (Los Angeles)
Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago)
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (Atlanta, Charlotte, NC) (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
King & Spalding LLP (New York, Houston) REPEAT CLIENT
Lando & Anastasi, LLP (Boston)
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP 
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Boston) REPEAT CLIENT
Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C. (New York) (now Otterbourg P.C.) REPEAT CLIENT
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (New York)
Pierce Atwood LLP (Portland, ME, Boston) REPEAT CLIENT
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP (Columbus, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP (Portland, ME) REPEAT CLIENT
Pullman & Comley LLC (Bridgeport, CT)
Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP (Chicago) REPEAT CLIENT
Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn Co., LPA (Columbus, OH) (now Ice Miller LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
Seyfarth Shaw LLP (New York)
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (San Francisco, Palo Alto) (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
Troutman Sanders LLP (Atlanta) (now Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
Ungaretti & Harris LLP (Chicago) (now Nixon Peabody International LLP)
Van Ness Feldman LLP (Seattle [via web conference], Washington, DC)
Verrill Dana LLP (Portland, ME)
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
White & Case LLP (New York, Tampa) REPEAT CLIENT
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (New York) REPEAT CLIENT
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. (Boston) REPEAT CLIENT
Wolff & Samson, P.A.  (West Orange, NJ) (now Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PCREPEAT CLIENT

IP Firms / Practice Groups

“Thank you again for presenting an excellent legal writing workshop to our attorneys. . . Your approach was professional, organized and well-tailored to the audience.”

Susan M. Spaeth, Managing Partner for Operations
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP)

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI) (now Brinks Gilson & Lione) REPEAT CLIENT
Chevron Corporation Law Department (Intellectual Property Practice Group)
Duane Morris LLP (Philadelphia) (IP practice group)
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Troy, MI) REPEAT CLIENT
Lando & Anastasi, LLP (Boston)
Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP (Chicago) REPEAT CLIENT
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (San Francisco, Palo Alto) (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP) REPEAT CLIENT
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. (Boston) REPEAT CLIENT

Corporations

“The writing workshop you conducted for our Tax Department was terrific. EVERY participant comment was positive. You made a tough topic interesting and the four hours flew by. Thank you again.”

Frank A. Yanover, Senior Tax Counsel
General Electric Corporation

ACE Insurance (now Chubb)
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Apple Inc.
Chevron Corporation Law Department (Intellectual Property Practice Group)
Ernst & Young REPEAT CLIENT
General Electric Corporation, Corporate Taxes (Albany, NY, Ft. Myers, FL) REPEAT CLIENT
General Motors Corporation
Intel Corporation, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
New York Stock Exchange, Inc. REPEAT CLIENT
TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Xerox Corporation

Government / Non-Profits

“The attorneys in our office are experienced and skilled writers, but you offered ideas that will enable all of us to further improve our writing. . . . You presented a great deal of material in a half-day workshop, and you employed exercises that illustrated your points in a really compelling way. Thank you for a very successful workshop.”

Gary A. Sultz, Senior Counsel
Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel

 

  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
  • Delaware Office of the Attorney General
  • Fannie Mae REPEAT CLIENT
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Regional Counsel’s Office (Los Angeles, Chicago) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Legal Assistant Management Association (now the International Paralegal Management Association)
    • Program at Annual Conference: Write It Right: Advanced Writing Skills
  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office
  • Nevada Attorney General’s Office
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of the Chief Counsel
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) REPEAT CLIENT
    • Workshop for lawyers, accountants, and other professionals
    • Business Writing Workshop (Plenary Program), PCAOB Annual Inspections Training
    • Business Writing Workshops for accountants with one-on-one coaching and telephone coaching
    • Business Writing Breakout Sessions, PCAOB Annual Inspections Training REPEAT CLIENT
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement
  • Social Security Administration REPEAT CLIENT
    • Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (Orlando)
    • Office of the General Counsel (Philadelphia, Chicago)
    • Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (Irvine, CA)
  • Syracuse Department of Law
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, General Counsel’s Office
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Justice REPEAT CLIENT
    • Civil Rights Division REPEAT CLIENT
    • Criminal Division
      • Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
      • Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the General Counsel REPEAT CLIENT
  • United States Sentencing Commission REPEAT CLIENT
  • Veterans Administration Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research
Effective Email Programs

“Your program was engaging and kept the participants interested and entertained from start to finish. The program received excellent evaluations, praising the useful examples and practical advice, as well as commending your skills as a speaker.”

Ann Rappleye, Director
City Bar Center for CLE

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Chesterbrook, PA) (lawyers and paralegals)
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP (Cleveland, OH) (paralegals)
BuckleySandler LLP (Washington, DC) (now Buckley LLP) (paralegals and legal tech staff)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York, Washington, DC) (lawyers and summer associates) REPEAT CLIENT
City Bar Center for CLE (New York) (lawyers)
Farrell Fritz, P.C. (Uniondale, NY) (lawyers)
Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Providence) (MDs, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, researchers, secretaries)
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (Royal Oak, MI) (via web conference) (lawyers, paralegals and staff)
King & Spalding LLP (New York, Houston) (paralegals and staff) REPEAT CLIENT
Pierce Atwood LLP (Portland, ME, Boston) (videoconferenced to other offices) (staff) REPEAT CLIENT
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP (Columbus, OH) (lawyers and clients)
Rhode Island Society of CPAs (Providence) (accountants)
Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement (staff)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP (New York) (lawyers)
Van Ness Feldman LLP (Seattle [via web conference], Washington, DC) (lawyers and staff)

Paralegals / Legal Assistants / Staff / Managers Programs

“Over 15 years ago I took one of Marilyn’s seminars. Her program was excellent. In a one-day session with Marilyn, I learned writing techniques that I still remember vividly and use today.”

Laurie Burk, Director of Paralegal Services
Patton Boggs

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP (Cleveland, OH)
  • BuckleySandler LLP (Washington, DC) (now Buckley LLP)
  • Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Wood, PLC (Tempe, AZ) (now Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC)
  • Intel Corporation, Legal & Corporate Affairs (Santa Clara, CA)
    • Workshop for paralegals, e-discovery support specialists, and admins
  • Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago)
  • King & Spalding LLP (New York, Houston) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Legal Assistant Management Association (now the International Paralegal Management Association)
    • Program at Annual Conference: Write It Right: Advanced Writing Skills
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Pierce Atwood LLP (Portland, ME, Boston) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement
  • Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (Orlando)
  • Social Security Administration Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (Irvine, CA)
  • TD Ameritrade, Inc.
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Columbus, OH) REPEAT CLIENT
  • White & Case LLP (Tampa) (staff workshop)
Accountants / Auditors Programs

“Definitely one of the best elective courses offered and very worthwhile for inspection staff, especially report writers or reviewers. Great tips, very useful examples and tailored to our organization.”

Ron Lahr, Associate Director
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
Business Writing: Breakout/Annual Inspections Training

  • Ernst & Young REPEAT CLIENT
  • General Electric Corporation, Corporate Taxes (Albany, NY, Ft. Myers, FL) (lawyers and accountants) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) REPEAT CLIENT
    • Business Writing Workshop (Plenary Program), PCAOB Annual Inspections Training
    • Business Writing Workshops for accountants with one-on-one coaching and telephone coaching
    • Business Writing Breakout Sessions, PCAOB Annual Inspections Training REPEAT CLIENT
  • Rhode Island Society of CPAs
Business Writing / Academic Writing Programs

“Thanks for your wonderful presentation on successful writing. . . . You took an uninteresting topic and made it both exciting and entertaining. You provided the audience with practical steps to improve their writing. The lessons learned from this invaluable presentation will last for years to come.”

Dottie Miller, Director of Meetings and Conventions
Legal Assistant Management Association (now the International Paralegal Management Association)

  • Legal Assistant Management Association (now the International Paralegal Management Association)
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) (E-ISAC personnel-directors, managers, analysts, specialists) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (auditors) REPEAT CLIENT
  • Veterans Health Administration, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
    • (Ph.D and MD researchers, support staff)
  • White & Case LLP (Tampa) (staff)
Bar Associations / CLE Organizations

“Each of the eight programs you have taught has been extremely well organized and received. . . . For each program presented, you have consistently received ratings in the very good and excellent category . . . with a majority being in the excellent category. Since our audience is comprised of young lawyers, who after years of schooling and hundreds of teachers, can often be harsh critics, this is no small achievement.”

Sandra R. Geller, Associate Director
Practising Law Institute

State Bar of Arizona REPEAT CLIENT
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
New York City Bar Center for CLE
Oregon State Bar
Practising Law Institute (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles) REPEAT CLIENT
Utah State Bar, Corporate Counsel Section