Daniel Levin represents clients on a wide range of issues involving criminal and civil investigations, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Levin has worked on numerous internal investigations, including investigations involving allegations of accounting irregularities, options backdating, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has experience with white collar defense, False Claims Act, and a wide range of complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Levin has represented clients in securities fraud class actions, intellectual property litigation, advertising disputes, and products liability litigation and arbitrations. He has conducted investigations and/or due diligence involving countries around the world, including: Argentina, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Turkey and the United States.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Levin was a partner in the white collar practice of another international law firm. Before that, Mr. Levin held a number of positions in the government, including senior associate counsel to the president and legal adviser to the National Security Council; chief of staff to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller; chief of staff to Attorney General William Barr, counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft; trial attorney in the Environmental Crimes Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, where he prosecuted numerous jury trials, including several multi-month, multi-defendant racketeering trials and the first federal death penalty case in the district in more than 30 years. He has spoken and written widely on anticorruption and other white collar matters.
Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Mr. Levin held a number of positions in the government including:
- Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, 2005
- Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 2004–2005, where he wrote the replacement opinion concerning the statute prohibiting torture
- Chief of Staff to Attorney General, William Barr, 1991–1993
- Chief of Staff to Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller, 2001–2002
- Assistant US Attorney, Central District of California, 1995-2001, where he prosecuted numerous jury trials
- Trial Attorney, Environmental Crimes Section, Department of Justice, 1987–1988
- Counselor to Attorney General, John Ashcroft, 2001, 2003–2004
- Associate Deputy Attorney General, where he was responsible for national security matters, the Civil Division and the Environment and Natural resources Division
- Counselor to US Attorney for the Northern District of California, Robert Mueller, 1999
Bars and Courts
California State Bar
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
US Supreme Court
admitted to numerous circuit and district courts
JD, University of Chicago Law School, graduated first in class, Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, 1981
BA, Harvard College, Phi Beta Kappa, John Harvard Scholar, Detur Prize, 1978
"Confidential Advice from My Tax Lawyer, Is it Still Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine?" Tax Executive Institute, Washington, DC
"The Current Financial Crisis and the Prospects for Legislative and Regulatory Changes in 2009,"
"Justice and the New Administration," American University Law School, Washington, DC
"Implementing and Monitoring an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program for Chinese Operations," ACI China Summit on Anti-Corruption, Shanghai, China
"How to Conduct Effective Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in M&As in China," ACI China Summit on Anti-Corruption, Shanghai, China
"Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules," Witness, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC
National Security Law, Justice Department and Related Topics, Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law School, Howard Law School, American University Law School