Leena holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Mumbai, and she is a Strathclyde MBA from triple-accredited Business School of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow-UK where she was a recipient of the ‘Team Player Award’ Scholarship for exhibiting leadership qualities. She is a multi-disciplinary postgraduate of Science. The aptness of the qualifications reflects in the diverse portfolio of assignments dealt with by her.
Leena enrolled as an Advocate in 2000 and she is admitted to the jurisdiction of all Indian Courts. She has worked as an in-house corporate lawyer in domestic as well as international jurisdictions. Her practice area includes Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Corporate & Commercial, Human Resources/Labour Laws, Transaction Support, Banking & Financial, Company Law, Education, Family law amongst others across various industrial sectors.
She has appeared in numerous cases in these sectors before trial and appellate courts in Indian Jurisdictions. She brings a significant level of experience as an advocate conducting complex trials, interim applications, injunctions, and appellate hearings. She is well equipped to deal with all hearings and stages of the dispute resolution process including assisting in oral and written advocacy, drafting statements of the case, skeletal arguments, written statements, memorials, appeal documents, and documented opinions.
She is appearing and pleading for private individuals and several SMEs in core litigations before trial courts as well as appellate courts. She is empanelled as Legal Advisor with various industrial estates, banking institutions, and private organisations.
Leena is Founder Member and Secretary of the Council of Mediation and Arbitration (CMA), Maharashtra. She is also empanelled accredited mediator and certified arbitrator on the national panel of the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM).
She was invited to participate in South East Asia Mediators Workshop on ‘Company-Community Mediation’ organised CAO (Compliance Advisory Ombudsman, Washington D. C., U.S.A.) at Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia in May 2014.
Leena is playing a crucial role in organising Free Dispute Resolution Camps, Mediation Awareness Seminars, and Pre-litigation Mediations under the ADR wing of her full-service law firm in association with IIAM and CMA. She is often on the panel of judges for Moot Mediation Competition held in law colleges. She imparts training to the participants of the moot competitions. She has been associated with several NGO’s and presiding over the organisations working for social cause related to Women and Child development.
Keeping abreast with her profession, Trekking is her passion and she likes to travel across the boundaries to enrich the knowledge of culture, nature, and diversity. As a youth hosteller, so far, she has completed eight moderate Himalayan treks and served as camp leader for Himalayan Expeditions organised by Youth Hostel of India. Her travel blogs are quite engaging besides the mindful articles of life experiences, social and law related topics. Music soothes her overburdened mind and reading, and composing enhances her strength and enriches with philosophy of life.