Beth Leland pays attention to the details. As a longtime member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group, Beth prides herself on crafting creative arguments to plead cases in her clients’ best interests. She also strives to be on the forefront of technological innovation, managing electronic discovery in complex cases to increase accuracy and efficiency in order to maximize benefits to her clients, while minimizing client discovery burdens and costs. Beth has nearly twenty years of experience litigating complex cases arising from investment fraud at both the trial and appellate levels and has also gained experience in consumer protection, mass tort, and antitrust litigation. Notable cases include mortgage-backed securities litigation on behalf of the Federal Home loan Banks of Boston, Chicago, and Indianapolis. She has also played a key role in numerous cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements, including against Anicom Inc., Apple, Inc., Dynegy Inc., IKON Office Solutions, Merrill Lynch & Co., United Companies Financial Corp., and Xerox Corporation.
Beth has spoken at conferences and as a guest lecturer at the Seattle University School of Law.
Before joining Keller Rohrback in 1998, Beth spent several years in general civil practice in the Seattle area. Outside of work, Beth can be found skiing, spending time with friends, or cheering on her favorite team at Husky Stadium.
Bar and Court Admissions
1994, Western District of Washington
2003, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
2003, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
2005, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
2009, Eastern District of Michigan
University of Washington – B.A., 1989, Business Administration with double concentration in Finance and Business Economics.
University of Puget Sound School of Law – J.D., cum laude, 1993
Professional and Civic Involvement
American Bar Association, Member; Antitrust and Litigation Section
Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club), Volunteer
King County Bar Association, Member
King County Washington Women Lawyers, Member
Seattle University School of Law Alumni Association, Member
Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and 2 (Protective Orders, Confidentiality and Public Access), Member
University of Washington Alumni Association, Member
Washington State Association for Justice, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member; Antitrust, Consumer Protection & Unfair Business Practices Section; Labor & Employment Section; and Litigation Sections
Washington Women Lawyers, Member
Women in eDiscovery, Seattle Chapter, Member
King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project, 1999-2003, Volunteer Attorney
Articles and Presentations
Presenter, The Sedona Conference Working Group 1, 2018 Midyear Meeting. “Rule 45–Updated Guidance in the Age of Proportionality,” Nashville, Tenn., May 4, 2018.
Presenter, LegalWeek West Coast: Legaltech Track – The Litigation Toolkit. “Big Data Litigation 2.0,” San Francisco, Calif., June 12, 2017.