Leidy Gutierrez, Esq.
Trustee at Large
Leidy joined Reed Smith LLP's Financial Industry Group in 2019. Leidy’s practice focuses on Financial Services Litigation, where she represents financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and loan servicers in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts.
Leidy has experience working on single plaintiff matters, as well as coordinated cases and multidistrict litigation. She also has experience drafting pleadings, coordinating and conducting discovery, working closely with experts, and extensive motion practice. She has also advised clients in cases involving breach of contract, torts, immigration, family and other complex business disputes.
Leidy is also committed to the firm’s diversity initiatives. She is part of Reed Smith’s Hispanic/Latino Affinity Group known as UNIDOS.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Leidy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bonnie J. Mizdol, Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey. In addition to her clerkship experience, Leidy previously practiced at a Bergen County law firm where she focused on general litigation.
While in law school, Leidy interned for the Hon. James B. Clark, III., United District Court, District of New Jersey and for the Hon. Estela De La Cruz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County. She served as president of the Latin American Law Students Association and was a member of the law school’s Diversity Council. She also served as student clinical associate in the Immigrant’s Rights/International Human Rights Clinic at Seton Hall Law’s Center for Social Justice. Leidy also studied international human rights and international criminal law in Chamonix, France.
Leidy is the Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. She has been an active board member for several years and has held a variety of leadership roles. Leidy is also the Latina Commissioner (NJ Region) for the Hispanic National Bar Association, and Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of Women Lawyers in Bergen. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association.