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It's the start of another election cycle.  This year there is a vacancy on the town board which will call for a Special Election in November.  Katherine Daniels will be running.  Election day will be Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  


Katherine J. Daniels is an attorney with almost 3 decades of experience litigating and counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property, first amendment, defamation, privacy, data security, unfair competition, false advertising and employment law.  Katherine has litigated complex intellectual property related disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets, false advertising, defamation and unfair competition.  Her litigation clients have included telecommunications and media companies, music publishers, book publishers, computer technology companies, consumer product manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies, and numerous authors and artists.
In addition to her own legal practice, Katherine is counsel to the Tendy Law Office.  She was a partner at the law firm BahnMulter LLP from 2013 to 2015.  Before that, she served for 14 years as in-house counsel for Hachette Filipacchi Media, a global publisher of consumer magazines and websites. Prior to joining Hachette, Katherine was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, where she was a litigator in the firm’s trade practices and regulatory law group.  After law school, Katherine served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Clifford and the Honorable Morton A. Brody on the Supreme Court of the State of Maine.
Katherine is active in community service.  She served as President of the Board of Education for the North Salem Central School District for 4 years and as a member of the Board for 14 years.  She served on the Comprehensive Planning Committee and the Energy Advisory Panel for the Town of North Salem, NY and on the Executive Committee for the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium.  She also served as Senior Warden of the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church in North Salem for five years overseeing the renovations of the Village Hall.  She is presently on the Board of Directors for the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, Allied Community Enterprises (affordable housing) and the North Salem Bridle Trails Association.
Katherine is a 1984 graduate of Middlebury College and a 1990 graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
Katherine is married to Josh Leicht, an attorney, former prosecutor and current compliance consultant.  Josh also serves as firefighter and EMT on the Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department, where he is the Vice President and a Lieutenant.  Katherine’s oldest son Jacob Leicht is a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder on a US Air Force ROTC scholarship.  Her youngest son Benjamin recently accepted an appointment to the US Air Force Academy, where is will study aeronautical engineering and run on the track team starting in June, 2019.  Katherine enjoys horseback riding, running, hiking, skiing, biking, diving and many other outdoor activities.  She has lived in North Salem since 1996.