Assistant Dean for Public Service Leah Gould leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center for the Law School. After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Gould clerked for Judge Reed C. O’Connor on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Gould then joined the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s New York City field office through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, where she investigated and prosecuted price-fixing and bid-rigging schemes in the financial services industry. Gould went on to serve as an assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she prosecuted a variety of federal criminal cases, including firearms, narcotics trafficking, child exploitation and white-collar cases. The Federal Law Enforcement Foundation named Gould 2020 Prosecutor of the Year for her work leading an international dark web narcotics and cryptocurrency money laundering case. Throughout her time at the DOJ, Gould recruited law students and attorneys as a DOJ ambassador and conducted Honors Program and intern hiring.
Before practicing law, Gould served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. As a law student, Gould was an editor on the University of Colorado Law Review, won a national championship in moot court and founded the Military Law Society. Gould also co-founded The Brigid Alliance, a nonprofit based in New York.