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Marc R. Lewis

Marc R. Lewis

Lewis & Llewellyn LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


  • Latham & Watkins LLP, 2004-2010
  • Deputy City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco, 2010-2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Member, Executive Committee, Litigation Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Clerkship: Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker (Ret.) United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • UCLA School of Law, JD
  • UCLA Law Review, Senior Editor
  • UCLA, BA (summa cum laude, phi beta kappa)

Marc Lewis is a partner and co-founder of Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, and has extensive experience litigating civil cases. He has won cases before juries in state and federal courts, and has also prevailed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.

Mr. Lewis attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa. Mr. Lewis then moved to Washington, D.C., where he served as a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration. Mr. Lewis later returned to Los Angeles and attended UCLA School of Law, where he was the Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. During law school, Mr. Lewis created and taught an undergraduate course on presidential rhetoric and served as a writing advisor for first-year law students.
After law school, Mr. Lewis worked for six years in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, one of the world's leading law firms. At Latham & Watkins, Mr. Lewis focused on complex commercial litigation, specializing in antitrust litigation and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Lewis also clerked for the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, the former Chief Judge of the Northern District of California.

Upon leaving Latham & Watkins, Mr. Lewis served as a Deputy City Attorney on the Trial Team for the City and County of San Francisco. As a trial deputy, Mr. Lewis defended the City and County of San Francisco in state and federal court, specializing in civil rights, constitutional, personal injury, and complex civil cases. Some of Mr. Lewis's representative matters can be found here.
In addition to his work at Lewis & Llewellyn, Mr. Lewis has also been extremely active in the legal community and maintains a commitment to pro bono service. Among other things, Mr. Lewis helped found the Homeless Rights Project in connection with the Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights. Mr. Lewis has also obtained asylum for several clients from Latin America before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has represented victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act.

Mr. Lewis also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he teaches appellate advocacy.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications, Presentations And Affiliations

  • Member, Executive Committee, Litigation Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2012-present).
  • "How to Litigate a CFAA Civil Action After United States v. Nosal," San Francisco Daily Journal, (December 12, 2012).
  • Panelist, "Superior Court Boot Camp Conference," Pincus Professional Education (October 2012).
  • "Litigating California's Anti-SLAPP Statute In Federal Court."  San Francisco Daily Journal, (May 1, 2012).
  • Panelist, "Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop," Pincus Professional Education (April 2012).
  • Author, Lost in Probation: Contrasting the Treatment of Probationary Search Agreements in California and Federal Courts, 51 UCLA Law Review 1703 (2004); exploring the level of constitutional scrutiny afforded to probationers following the Supreme Court's landmark decision in United States v. Knights.
  • Presenter, Developments in Patent Law, Boalt Hall School of Law (September 2007);addressing the topic of forum selection in patent litigation and dispelling the myth that the Eastern District of Texas is the best venue for a patent plaintiff.
  • Teaching Fellow, Writing the President's Words: Modern Presidential Rhetoric, UCLA (Spring 2004)
  • Researcher/Editor, Ripples of Hope, a history of American Civil Rights speeches (2003)
  • Member, Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court
  • Member, Team Roaring Mouse (road and mountain bike racing team in San Francisco)
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