Melinda F. Levitt



Melinda F. Levitt is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Melinda's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the areas of antitrust, securities, and class action defense work in matters pending before federal and state courts, as well as various federal agencies. She is a member of the firm's Antitrust, Privacy, Security & Information Management and International Practices.

Melinda has developed in-depth experience in complex electronic discovery matters and regularly publishes and speaks on a variety of eDiscovery developments and recommended best practices. She also is a member of the firm’s eDiscovery & Data Management Practice.

In addition to her litigation activities, Melinda also has experience in international trade matters, having previously worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an import specialist. Her work in this area has included antidumping case work and counseling and representing clients before the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the European Commission and various other governmental trade officials.


Melinda graduated from Brandeis University (B.A., history, cum laude, 1980); The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1982); and the George Washington University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1989).


Melinda is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.


Melinda's foreign language skills are in both French and Italian.

Recent Publications

  • “Text Messages, EDiscovery, and the New Threat to Privacy,” Foley Insights (November 21, 2019)
  • “Privacy, Wherefore Art Thou?” Legal News: Privacy, Security & Information Management (December 2018)
  • “eDiscovery Update including AI for Technology Assisted Review,” Internet, IT & E-Discovery Blog (August 2018)
  • “GDPR and U.S. eDiscovery - Who Will Win the Game of Chicken,” Foley Intelligence (June 2018)
  • “Bad Behavior in eDiscovery is Still Very Costly!” Internet, IT & E-Discovery Blog (May 2018)
  • “Glassdoor Inc. v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County,” Leading Internet Case Law (June 2017)
  • “Texts Generate New E-Discovery Dilemmas for In-House Counsel” (quoted), Corporate Counsel (July 21, 2017)