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Janet I. Levine

Crowell & Moring LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Janet Levine is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office and chair of the firm's Trial Practice. She is a trial and appellate attorney, with extensive experience in domestic and international matters, including securities, health care, and tax fraud and all manner of public corruption matters. She has represented corporations, politicians, judges, directors, officers, and executives and licensed professionals in myriad industries, providing defenses against allegations of wrongdoing. 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. After a trial lasting over five weeks, she obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all charges against her client based on prosecutorial misconduct.

Ms. Levine is a past chair of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section and is also a member of the Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee and Council, the Section's policy-making and advisory board. She is a past co-chair of the ABA's White Collar Crime Committee and a past-chair of the ABA's West Coast Regional Subcommittee on White Collar Crime. She is also a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Ms. Levine has served as a delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

She is recognized as among the best lawyers in the white-collar crime arena by many publications and has received multiple awards from organizations such as Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Law360, and "Best Lawyers in America." In 2012, Ms. Levine received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in the "criminal law" category. She also received the inaugural White Collar Criminal Defense Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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