Provided by Andrew Levine
Andrew Levine is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group , and co-head of its Latin America Practice. He is well recognized in the region and elsewhere for defending companies and individuals in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and for conducting internal investigations. Mr. Levine serves as the go-to anti-corruption adviser to numerous leading global companies and represents many clients on corruption-related matters in Latin America, including the Lava Jato, Zelotes, Carne Fraca and FIFA scandals. He has led important representations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, among other countries.
Before joining Debevoise in 2006, Mr. Levine served as Deputy Counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme, led by Paul A. Volcker, from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Levine spearheaded the investigation into the Security Council’s oversight of Iraq’s humanitarian purchases under the Programme, through which thousands of companies made illicit payments exceeding $1.5 billion to the former Iraqi regime, and he was one of the two principal editors of the Committee’s numerous official reports. Mr. Levine served as a law clerk to the Hon. Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, from 2003 to 2004, and to the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 2002 to 2003.
Mr. Levine is the author of numerous articles, including “Assessing and Mitigating Compliance Risks in the Transactional Context,” Latin Lawyer (May, 2022); “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Crisis Avoidance and Management Strategies,” Latin Lawyer – The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management (December, 2021); “Compliance Tips Amid Rising Fraud Risk In Latin America,” Law360 (August, 2020); and “Brazil Announces New Anti-Corruption Cooperation Framework; MPF’s 5th Chamber Opposes It,” Compliance & Enforcement (August, 2020).
In 2020, Latin Lawyer named Mr. Levine as International Lawyer of the Year, based on ‘his profile in the market and the vast amount of work he has done to shape the development of anti-corruption and investigations work in Latin America’.
International Lawyer of the Year
Andrew Levine employs his vast prowess and skills in the field to assist clients with high-profile civil, criminal, and regulatory enforcement matters across Latin America. One client says: "Andrew Levine is an experienced lawyer in criminal investigations," adding: "He stands out for his client service and attention to detail." Another impressed respondent reports: "He is insightful and offers clear advice. Consistently provides commercial overlay and has a deep experience in Latin America." A peer remarks: "Andrew Levine is a lawyer that turns complexity into simplicity."
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