Leah M. Singleton

Leah M. Singleton, Esq.

Leah M. Singleton, Esq. is Counsel at Alston & Bird's Atlanta office.  Ms. Singleton uses a practical and business-focuses approach to advise her clients on complex employee benefits matters, drawing on prior experience as a compliance consultant at a large human resources consulting firm and as a former small business owner herself.  She focuses her practice on advising corporate, not-for-profit, governmental and individual clients in all matters relating to employee benefit plans and executive compensation at every phase, from plan design and implementation to plan termination, including ongoing compliance with applicable laws such as ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.  She counsels on drafting and compliance issues in health plans, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, cafeteria plans, wrap plans and other wellness plans.  Ms. Singleton advises both buyers and sellers on benefit plan issues in numerous corporate transactions involving mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases and business acquisitions, including how the benefits are impacted through plan mergers, plan consolidations and plan asset transfers.  Ms. Singleton received her J.D., cum laude, from Mercer University and holds a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of West Georgia.



  • J.D., Mercer University, 2002
  • B.S., University of West Georgia, 1997

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Memberships & Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL)
  • Women in Pensions Network


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