Melinda F. Levitt


Melinda F. Levitt’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the areas of antitrust 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 and Privacy, Security & Information Management.

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.

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.

Presentations and Publications

  • Quoted, “Google Judge Weighs Secrecy, Openness Without Crystal Ball,” Law360 (October 13, 2023)
  • “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).


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13 October 2023 In the News

Melinda Levitt Comments on Opening the Courtroom in Antitrust Cases

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Melinda Levitt is quoted in the Law360 article, “Google Judge Weighs Secrecy, Openness Without Crystal Ball.”
17 April 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

The Ghost of Robinson-Patman Rises at the FTC

As part of the Biden Administration’s enhanced antitrust enforcement efforts, the Federal Trade Commission is taking a new look at the Robinson-Patman Act. Several investigations are already underway, with calls for more to follow. Business should take note.
06 February 2023 Article

DOJ Withdraws Policy Statements That Defined Limited Safe Harbor for Information Sharing Among Competitors

On February 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced that it is withdrawing three policy statements the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued between 1993 and 2011, related to antitrust enforcement in the healthcare industry that, among other things, address the permissibility of information sharing.
17 November 2022 Newsletters

FTC Releases New Policy Statement on “Unfair Methods of Competition” Enforcement under Section 5 of the FTC Act

As part of the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement and the promotion of competition, on November 10, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new “Policy Statement Regarding the Scope of Unfair Methods of Competition Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act”.
27 July 2022 Newsletters

One Year of Action Since President Biden’s Executive Order on Competition

Earlier this month — July 9, 2022 — marked the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy (Executive Order).
14 July 2021 Newsletters

President Biden’s Executive Order on Competition Could Mean Broad Changes Across a Range of Industries

On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order that could have far-reaching implications for businesses across a broad spectrum of industries.