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Mark J. Levin

Ballard Spahr LLP
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mark J. Levin is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services, Insurance, Higher Education, Appellate, Complex Commercial Litigation, Consumer Class Action Litigation, and Corporate and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Groups.

Mr. Levin concentrates his practice in complex commercial, insurance, and class-action litigation, with particular experience in consumer finance litigation, the structuring and enforcement of consumer arbitration clauses, and the defense of insurance companies in class actions. He testified in 2007 for the lending industry before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing on whether mandatory arbitration in consumer contracts is fair to consumers.

Mr. Levin has represented banks in defending against the first private class-action lawsuits under the Federal Trust Indenture Act, nuclear power plant owners in a year-long arbitration against an international insurance consortium, and school districts in a major funding lawsuit to recover state funds. He is currently involved in defending banks, other lending companies, and insurance companies in a wide variety of consumer class actions, including numerous class actions brought under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkships
Hon. John Biggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1977-1978

Professional Activities
University of Pennsylvania, instructor

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1977)
   Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review, 1976-77
University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. 1974)
New York University (B.A. 1970; M.A. 1971)


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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