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Provided by Janet Levine

USA

Practice Areas

Partner, White Collar Defense and Government Investigations

Career

Ranked among the nation’s leading lawyers in white collar defense and government investigations, Janet I. Levine is a trial and appellate attorney with extensive experience handling litigation involving securities, health care and tax fraud, and public corruption matters.

She has a record of winning first-of-a-kind trials and handling ground-breaking and high-profile matters, including the rare complete dismissal of a federal conspiracy and anti-kickback/Medicare fraud indictment that ended a multi-defendant prosecution of medical doctors in a premier spine and pain management practice.

Throughout her career, she has successfully represented corporations, politicians, judges, directors, officers, executives and licensed professionals in varied industries. Ms. Levine brings extensive trial, grand jury, and pretrial experience, as well as extensive pre-filing resolutions of difficult and sensitive matters, including litigating grand jury matters.

Ms. Levine is one of the few lawyers to ever try a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case, which resulted in the dismissal of all charges against her client based on prosecutorial misconduct.

Her accomplishments have won her accolades and honors, including two California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) awards and recognition from the National Law Journal, Daily Journal, Benchmark Litigation, Global Investigations Review and Los Angeles Business Journal. The prestigious Chambers USA ranks her among California’s top litigators for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations and has described Ms. Levine as a “preeminent authority on white-collar litigation defense” who “is regularly called upon to advise on high-stakes cases.” Ms. Levine is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Professional Memberships

Chambers USA, Top-ranked in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, 2021—present

Los Angeles Business Journal, 2018 Most Influential Women Attorneys in Los Angeles

California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, 2006 and 2012

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Fellow and Member of the Board

Global Investigation Review’s, Who’s Who Legal: Investigations, 2015—present

Daily Journal, Top White Collar Lawyers, 2020

Daily Journal, Top Women Lawyers, most years 2003 to the present

Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers, 2012

The National Law Journal, Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers, 2014

The National Law Journal, White Collar Law Trailblazer, 2015

ABA Criminal Justice Section, Charles R. English Award, 2009

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Defense Attorney of the Year: Criminal Justice, 2006

Southern California Super Lawyer, Including: Top 10

California Lawyer, Best in the West, Business crime matters

The Best Lawyers in America, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2007—present

Los Angeles Magazine, Top 100 Lawyers in California

Global Investigation Review, Women in Investigations

Law 360, Top Female Trial Attorney, 2012

Law 360, White Collar MVP Award, 2012

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Lawyer of the Year Award, 2012

ABA Criminal Justice Section (CJS), Chair, 2011–2012; White Collar Crime Committee, Co-Chair, 2007–2009

Publications

“Ethics 2021 – Perennial Ethics Issues,” 2021 ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“Crisis Management: What’s a Lawyer to Do,” 2020 ABA National Institute on White Collar Crimes.

“Protecting Privilege in Global Investigations,” 2019 ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“Changing Landscape for Post-Conviction Collateral Consequences,” The 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“40 Years of FCPA: A Journey From Conviction to Dismissal,“ Law 360.

“Changing Landscape for Post-Conviction Collateral Consequences,” The 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“The Impact of Criminal Conviction on Public Sector Contractors and Grantees,” The 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“The Evolving Landscape of Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations,” Criminal Justice, Vol. 30, No. 2, American Bar Association (Summer 2015).

“What’s Missing From the SEC’s Forum Selection Guidance,” Law360.

“Drawing the Battle Lines: Recent Challenges to Privilege and Lessons Learned,” National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“Who Is a Foreign Official? The Individual Element of the Definition and the Significance of the Business Context,” American Bar Association’s (ABA) 27th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.

“Active Compliance Programs for Lobbying and Election Law,” ABA Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel 2010.

“E-Discovery in the Criminal Context: Emerging Issues and Trends,” 2009 ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.

10th Annual Criminal Justice Section (CJS) Fall Institute, presenter

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) White Collar Criminal, instructor.

Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, moderator, presenter, and panelist.

NACDL’s Annual White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson, presenter.

NACDL 2009 Annual Meeting, panel participant.

7th Annual West Coast White Collar Conference, presenter.

University of Baltimore School of Law, panelist.

25th Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing, presenter.

Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice to Feature Panels on Cutting-edge Criminal Law Issues, panelist and presenter.

ABA Criminal Justice Section Spring Continuing Legal Education (CLE), speaker.

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers, panelist.

ABA International White Collar Crime Institute, panelist.

Practicing Law Institute, panelist.

The International Bar Association Transnational Crime Conference, panelist.

Beverly Hills Bar Association, speaker.

The Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, panelist.

ABA Criminal Justice Section (CJS) 2009 Fall Conference and 2013 CJS Spring Conference, presenter.

Third Annual Sentencing and Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium, ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting, moderator.

ABA Annual Meeting, panelist.

ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, panelist.

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Southern California Chapter, MCLE Program, presenter.

Town Hall Meeting on the State of White Collar Crime, ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting, panelist.

Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, August ACCESS MCLE program, presenter.

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, presenter.

National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Council, Presented by the ABA, moderator.

California Society of CPA’s Forensic Services Joint Section, speaker.

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