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New York Chief Deputy Attorney General Harlan Levy to Return to Boies, Schiller & Flexner

September 17, 2015

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Harlan Levy

New York, September 17, 2015 – Boies, Schiller & Flexner is pleased to announce the return of Harlan Levy to the firm after almost five years as Chief Deputy Attorney General of New York. Mr. Levy’s practice will focus on complex civil, criminal, and corporate litigation and regulatory issues, adding to the firm’s experience and expertise representing clients facing government investigations. His anticipated start date is in October.

“It is great to again have Harlan Levy as our partner,” said Boies, Schiller & Flexner Chairman David Boies. “He was an outstanding and very experienced lawyer when he left in 2011, and he returns to us an even better and more effective counsellor, with critical insights and perspectives unique to the considerable responsibilities he held on behalf of the people of New York.”

Mr. Levy was a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner from 2000 to 2010. Upon his return he will join the firm’s Global Investigations, Crisis Management, and White Collar Defense practice areas.

“I am looking forward to working with the firm’s clients on the challenges they face in litigation and government investigations. I am excited to return to a world-class law firm that does exceptional work for its clients,” Mr. Levy said.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman described Mr. Levy as “one of the best legal minds in New York” and said that he “has provided incredible leadership in helping us build the best public law firm in the country, handled some of the most complicated legal matters to face the state, and been a driving force in many of the groundbreaking initiatives our office has launched.”

Mr. Levy has also served as an Assistant District Attorney and homicide prosecutor assigned to the Major Offense/Career Criminal Bureau in the office of District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, and as law clerk to the late Judge Leonard P. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

He is the author of a non-fiction popular history of DNA in the courtroom, And The Blood Cried Out. He has published more than a dozen articles on legal issues and trial practice in publications including The New York Times and Litigation magazine. Mr. Levy has been a frequent trial commentator on Court TV, and has also appeared on the Today show, Firing Line with William F. Buckley, and Lou Dobbs. He has served as Chair of the Council on Criminal Justice of the New York City Bar Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Modern Courts, and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.

He is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School.

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