Nancy Pridgen
Leslie M Bassett


For 16 years, Leslie has provided efficient, creative, energized, and personalized employment and ERISA representation to clients on all sides of employment and benefit matters. She has represented sponsors and fiduciaries of employee benefit plans in complex employee benefit and ERISA litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty and employer stock held in 401(k) plans. Leslie also counsels clients in connection with governmental investigations and other regulatory matters involving benefits issues and executive compensation agreements.

Leslie has helped countless clients navigate employment transitions with ease, providing empathetic, efficient employment strategies and solutions to executives, individuals, boards of directors, and human resources professionals. Leslie has a unique ability to evaluate a matter from a holistic perspective and to create and negotiate a solution for all involved. Perhaps equally importantly, she has counseled and resolved numerous disputes in early stages, preserving the goals of cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and discretion for her clients.

Leslie "balances" her legal with her active single parenting of her two sons and three puppies. She can often be found transporting her tween boys to baseball fields, walking puppies in the park, or cheerfully feeding and hydrating her sons and their twenty closest friends.

Leslie has maintained her commitment to giving back to the community by, among other things, representing children in the juvenile justice process and advocating for victims of child trafficking.


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Wellesley College
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Government

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia