Leslie G. London joined the firm 1987, and since that time has been involved in various aspects of general counsel and litigation work for the firm. Leslie currently serves as general, special or labor counsel for several municipalities and municipal utilities authorities. She recently served as Township Attorney for Franklin Township, Somerset County and Labor Counsel for the Borough of South River and the Township of North Brunswick. Leslie also served as General Counsel to the Redevelopment Agency of Franklin Township for many years. She concentrates in the areas of municipal law, public contracts law, employment and labor law, redevelopment law, construction law, and wastewater and solid waste and recycling planning, implementation, enforcement and regulation. Leslie also handles cable television franchise renewal matters, natural gas and electric procurement matters and other areas of public utility law. In addition, she devotes a portion of her time to monitoring, analyzing and drafting state and federal legislation and regulations, advising clients on “pay-to-play” issues and preparing election compliance reports for political action committees and other continuing political committees.
Prior to joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Leslie served for three years as New Jersey Director of Constituent Services for U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, specializing in small business and government procurement issues. Prior to that, sherked for eight years in various New Jersey State government agencies including the Election Law Enforcement Commission, as an Election Finance Analyst; the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles – Bureau of Agencies, as Acting Bureau Chief of Agencies; the Department of the Public Advocate, as a Field Representative; and the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, Division of Program Analysis, as a Program Analyst.
Leslie received her B.A. degree in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1977, her Certification (C.P.M.) as a Public Manager in 1984 from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management/N.J. Department of Civil Service, and her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School in 1988. In June 2009, Leslie received Certification in Public Sector Labor Relations from the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. London is a frequent speaker on pay-to-play issues and public contract law matters.