Foley Adds Veteran Commercial Litigator to Los Angeles Office

09 February 2009 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News
Dana Levitt Brings Extensive Trial and Arbitration Experience.

Foley today announced that litigator Dana Levitt has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office, working in the General Commercial Litigation Practice. Prior to joining Foley, Levitt was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Levitt focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes and trial work for a variety of public and private companies as well as individuals. He has significant experience representing clients in complex, multi-forum litigation and arbitration handling a variety of antitrust, franchise, labor and employment, product liability, and trademark matters.

In addition to his work litigating on behalf of clients, Levitt also will help lead efforts to recruit new attorneys to Foley and further expand the firm’s Litigation Department.

“Foley’s Litigation Department provides the ideal platform for me to expand my litigation practice in California as well as nationally,” explained Levitt. “I’m also looking forward to growing the firm’s already-strong litigation practice here.”

Noted for his work in successfully handling lengthy and complex arbitrations, Levitt also has significant experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients in cases of age discrimination, race discrimination and sexual harassment.

Earlier in his career, Levitt was the managing partner of Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP and a member of its executive committee. Levitt also served as Litigation Director at Security Pacific National Bank.

“Dana brings a unique background to Foley that includes experience in complex litigation matters, law firm management and in-house counsel,” said Jack Lasater, managing partner of Foley's Los Angeles office. “We look forward to the contribution that Dana will make here.”

“Dana’s experience handling a variety of commercial litigation cases as well as his unique work resolving large and lengthy arbitration matters across the country will complement our national litigation capabilities,” added Michael J. Tuteur, chair of Foley’s national Litigation Department.

Foley’s Litigation Department is one of the largest in the country, including nearly 400 attorneys nationwide with extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Foley represents corporations in nearly every industry, handling some of the largest and most sophisticated commercial lawsuits for major domestic and international clients.

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 22 offices and more than 60 practices, Foley strives to provide high-caliber business and legal insight.

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