Norman Leon > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
Norman Leon photo

Work Department

Commercial Contracts Disputes; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Franchise; Employment




Norman Leon represents franchisors in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the United States.

Norman has represented franchisors in actions and proceedings involving, among others, claims for encroachment, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, consumer fraud, tortious interference with contract, unfair trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty, disclosure compliance, and violation of Little FTC Acts and state and federal antitrust laws. Norman also has extensive experience dealing with franchisee terminations and the enforcement of post-termination covenants, and regularly prosecutes motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.


J.D., Brooklyn Law School; B.A., Boston University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has an ‘outstanding practice across the board‘, and is known to cover the full range of labor and employment disputes for clients from the financial services, advertising, fashion, and healthcare sectors, among others. Brian Kaplan heads the department and is considered an ‘extraordinary lawyer‘. He was part of a team that successfully defended New York University in multiple lawsuits and charges in excess of $50m against a former adjunct instructor relating to alleged discrimination. Joseph Piesco represents Fox in several disputes, each alleging race discrimination. Piesco and Norman Leon also reached a favorable judgment for Domino’s after employees of numerous franchisees tried to hold the client liable as a ‘joint employer’. Counsel Garrett Kennedy, who is the ‘perfect partner in challenging disputes‘, was also involved in both cases; Daniel Turinsky is noted. Aforementioned lawyers are based in New York. Other highlighted individuals are San Diego’s Mary Dollarhide and Joseph Guarino in New Jersey. In Dallas, Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby, who joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in February 2018, are the key contacts. Evan Parness in New York made partner in April 2018. New arrivals to the team include Holly Lake in Los Angeles from Miller Law Group in September 2018 and Ryan Vann in Chicago from Baker McKenzie LLP. In March 2018, the Chicago-based former department head Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and not long after, in April 2018, a team including Rachel Cowen, Ron Holland and Maria Rodriguez made the same move.