Barry Wm. Levine
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Barry Wm. Levine focuses his practice on white collar defense & investigations, and has represented dozens of defendants in major white collar crime cases. His criminal practice spans from pre-indictment counseling and grand jury practice to full-fledged jury trials of lengthy and complex criminal cases.
Mr. Levine has represented numerous high-ranking elected and appointed public officials, lawyers, scientists, bankers, and businesspeople. He also has represented clients in congressional investigations. Additionally, he has a substantial and wide-ranging complex civil litigation practice. He has defended class action lawsuits on behalf of corporate defendants, and has litigated as both plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel regarding antitrust, healthcare, insurance, law firm partnership disputes, energy, securities, and insider trading.
Mr. Levine is a veteran of the Independent Counsel wars, and has represented numerous other criminal cases in diverse areas, including election laws, money-laundering, public corruption, government contract fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), environmental crimes, immigration fraud, and securities fraud. He has represented members of Congress in both Congressional hearings and federal court litigation.
Many of Mr. Levine’s complex civil litigation cases frequently involve allegations of financial fraud and defamation claims. He routinely appears in the federal trial and appellate courts throughout the nation and in various legal forums in other parts of the world.
From 1969 to 1975, Mr. Levine was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, principally assigned to the Fraud Section. In that capacity, he was involved in hundreds of major criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions, and was lead counsel in scores of jury trials
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Mr. Levine is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to the U.S. courts of appeal for most circuits including the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Levine mentors young attorneys, is active in pro bono matters, and is a vigorous participant in working to heighten law firms’ sensitivity to diversity and diversity-related matters.
- 2018, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Washington, D.C., listed in Best Lawyers in America©
- 2013–2017, listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
- 2017, listed in Who’s Who Legal – Business Crime Defence
- 2015, Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
- 2014–2017, Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Law, listed in Chambers USA
- 2013–2016, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
- 2013, 2015, “Top Lawyer,” listed in Washingtonian
- 2013–2015, listed in Benchmark Litigation
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