Lawyers

Atlanta
3455 Peachtree Road
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326


Education

J.D., cum laude, The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2006

  • Student Commencement Speaker, Fall 2006 Class
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • President, Mock Trial Team Executive Board
  • Florida Blue Key

Oxford University, Summer (2006)

B.A., with honors, Political Science, Minor in Business Administration, Certificate in International Business, The University of Florida, 2002

  • Student Alumni Association Commencement Speaker
  • Outstanding Student Leader Finalist
  • Dean’s List

Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Summer, 2002

Honors

2014 Living The Dream Award Recipient

Ms. McLeod is senior counsel and has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law, construction law and commercial disputes.  Ms. McLeod handles every phase of litigation from case investigation to litigating bench and jury trials and filing and responding to appeals. She has successfully argued motions and litigated trials in both state and federal court. Ms. McLeod has substantive experience in all types of dispute resolution forums including mediation, state, federal and international arbitration, and state, federal and international litigation.  
 
Ms. McLeod’s employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures; training for staff and supervisors; administrative investigations; mediation; litigation; trial; and appeal.  In addition to her focus on commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation and counseling and litigation relating to public contracts and construction, Ms. McLeod also has experience in a broad range of legal subject matter including sports, insurance, state and federal consumer and creditors' law, bankruptcy and intellectual property.
 
Ms. McLeod formerly served as a Contract Compliance Officer for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Compliance, a position of appointment from the Mayor’s Office.  She is a founding member and former Chairwoman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders.  And, she is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Buckhead and a 2011 graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy.
 

Admissions

Georgia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Washington D.C.

Memberships

  • Member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee
  • World Affairs Council Of Atlanta Young Leaders- Chairwoman (2013 - 2014), Founding Board Member
  • International Rescue Committee- Advisory Board Member
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate
  • Atlantik-Brücke Transatlantic Young Leader Alumni
  • Georgia Association Of Black Women Attorneys- Historian (2013) and Co-Director of Student Programs (2012)
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer Division- Board (2009 - 2010); Graduate of Leadership Academy (2011)
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council

Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board, International Rescue Committee, Atlanta
  • Co-Chair, National Moot Court Competition, Region V, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Grady High School Mock Trial Team- Coach  (2010 - 2012 State Champion and Top 10 National Teams)
  • Programming Co-Chair, World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta- Steering Committee Member (2015 – Present)
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Contact

(404) 978-7308

cmcleod@grsm.com


Offices

Atlanta

Education

J.D., cum laude, The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2006

  • Student Commencement Speaker, Fall 2006 Class
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • President, Mock Trial Team Executive Board
  • Florida Blue Key

Oxford University, Summer (2006)

B.A., with honors, Political Science, Minor in Business Administration, Certificate in International Business, The University of Florida, 2002

  • Student Alumni Association Commencement Speaker
  • Outstanding Student Leader Finalist
  • Dean’s List

Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Summer, 2002

Honors

2014 Living The Dream Award Recipient

Cecily J. McLeod

Senior Counsel

Practices

Biography
Ms. McLeod is senior counsel and has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law, construction law and commercial disputes.  Ms. McLeod handles every phase of litigation from case investigation to litigating bench and jury trials and filing and responding to appeals. She has successfully argued motions and litigated trials in both state and federal court. Ms. McLeod has substantive experience in all types of dispute resolution forums including mediation, state, federal and international arbitration, and state, federal and international litigation.  
 
Ms. McLeod’s employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures; training for staff and supervisors; administrative investigations; mediation; litigation; trial; and appeal.  In addition to her focus on commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation and counseling and litigation relating to public contracts and construction, Ms. McLeod also has experience in a broad range of legal subject matter including sports, insurance, state and federal consumer and creditors' law, bankruptcy and intellectual property.
 
Ms. McLeod formerly served as a Contract Compliance Officer for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Compliance, a position of appointment from the Mayor’s Office.  She is a founding member and former Chairwoman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders.  And, she is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Buckhead and a 2011 graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy.
 
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Admissions

Georgia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Washington D.C.

Memberships

  • Member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee
  • World Affairs Council Of Atlanta Young Leaders- Chairwoman (2013 - 2014), Founding Board Member
  • International Rescue Committee- Advisory Board Member
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate
  • Atlantik-Brücke Transatlantic Young Leader Alumni
  • Georgia Association Of Black Women Attorneys- Historian (2013) and Co-Director of Student Programs (2012)
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer Division- Board (2009 - 2010); Graduate of Leadership Academy (2011)
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council

Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board, International Rescue Committee, Atlanta
  • Co-Chair, National Moot Court Competition, Region V, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Grady High School Mock Trial Team- Coach  (2010 - 2012 State Champion and Top 10 National Teams)
  • Programming Co-Chair, World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta- Steering Committee Member (2015 – Present)
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