Mr. Levy’s practice encompasses commercial litigation and complex white collar matters with a specialty in the representation of clients under investigation by the Justice Department, grand juries, Congress, government enforcement agencies, inspector generals, and internal corporate inquiries.
Mr. Levy’s specialized services and guidance have proven invaluable for clients caught in the middle of parallel proceedings. He has created strategic defenses for high-profile, high-stakes matters by managing legal, professional, political and reputational threats to achieve successful outcomes.
Most recently, Mr. Levy has represented Fusion GPS and its principals Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch and Tom Catan in congressional investigations into Russia’s interference with the 2016 US presidential election. Mr. Levy has represented dozens of other companies and individuals in congressional investigations, including inquiries into private security contracting in Afghanistan, Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi, and many other complicated matters to successful results.
A former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs (investigating government failures in Hurricane Katrina) and, prior to that, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, Mr. Levy has taught a seminar on “Congressional Investigations” at Georgetown Law for over a decade.
While in private practice, Mr. Levy has helped conduct large scale investigations on behalf of clients. Representative matters include:
On behalf of the Government of Rwanda, Mr. Levy co-leads an investigation of matters related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
On behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Mr. Levy co-led an investigation into the conduct of certain agents arising out of the Biogenesis scandal.
Mr. Levy has also represented companies and individuals in Justice Department investigations and prosecutions. For example:
He co-represented Paula Broadwell, biographer to General David Petraeus, in Justice Department criminal investigations that resulted in no charges for her.
He represented a city official, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York’s criminal investigation of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio that resulted in no charges.
He has represented several hospital, pharmaceutical and medical device company executives in Justice Department criminal investigations resulting in no charges for those clients.
A specialist in healthcare fraud law, Mr. Levy teaches “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse” at Georgetown Law. He has been involved in matters relating to pharmaceutical and medical device claims, hospital over-billing claims, Anti-Kickback Statute violations and Stark Law abuses. Mr. Levy’s experience with healthcare fraud matters have included complex negotiations with U.S. Attorneys Offices, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and state agencies, and as well as the FDA and foreign regulatory agencies. For example, he worked with a team of attorneys on behalf of Dinesh Thakur, in his landmark False Claims Act case against Ranbaxy, producing the largest drug safety settlement against a generic drug company, in U.S. history.
As a litigator, Mr. Levy represented Fusion GPS principals in a RICO suit, which the court dismissed with prejudice for failure to state a claim. Halvorssen v. Simpson, Case No. 2:18-cv-2684 (ENV) (RLM) (E.D.N.Y. Order of Dismissal with Prejudice Aug. 26, 2019). In a civil action alleging violations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Mr. Levy successfully moved to quash subpoenas served by a Canadian mining consortium on its political rivals, who fought for the protection of the Bristol Bay, Alaska watershed (home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery) and against the “Pebble Mine” that would destroy it. See, e.g., Pebble Limited Partnership v. EPA, 310 F.R.D. 575 (D.Alaska 2015).
Mr. Levy has expertise in the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. He has conducted dozens of internal investigations, created compliance programs, trained employees and helped perform due diligence with regard to a company’s potential exposure under these statutes.
Before co-founding Levy Firestone Muse LLP in 2014, Mr. Levy practiced in the litigation and white collar defense groups at Arnold & Porter LLP and Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP. He was named a Super Lawyer for White Collar in Washington, DC, 2013-2019. Prior to practicing law, he served as as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joan A. Lenard, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1999-2001).
For nearly two decades, Mr. Levy has practiced innovative law in complex matters to the satisfaction of his clients. His clients come from high levels of government, Fortune 500 companies and global entities facing US inquiries.