LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2005) — The Los Angeles office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome Dana Levitt as a partner in the Firm's Trial Department. Mr. Levitt, formerly a partner with Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP and a member of its business litigation department, focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes. Mr. Levitt joined the Firm on June 18, 2005.
"Dana brings both practice and management experience that will add new depth to our Los Angeles office and our west coast litigation capability," commented Gordon Greenberg, partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office. "Dana has established an excellent reputation in Los Angeles and throughout California as a result of his practice and his leadership. We are very fortunate to have him join McDermott."
Mr. Levitt has substantial experience in complex commercial arbitrations, including class arbitrations, and has litigated multiple cases before three-judge arbitration panels. His litigation work includes the representation of a publicly traded company in a series of contract and trademark disputes filed in five states, a municipality in a contract dispute involving a large regional medical center, and numerous employers in age, race, sex discrimination and sexual harassment cases. Prior to practicing at Alschuler Grossman, Mr. Levitt served as head of the Litigation Department at Security Pacific National Bank.
"Dana will be an instrumental member of our Trial Department and a significant asset to our clients Firm-wide," commented Jeffrey Stone, head of the Firm's Trial Department. "His courtroom and arbitration experience complement our expanding litigation and arbitration presence on the west coast, throughout the United States and internationally."
Mr. Levitt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1974, and is a 1977 graduate of Duke University Law School. He currently serves on the board of the Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Mr. Levitt has written and lectured on numerous topics, including the nondiscriminatory provision of credit and techniques for cross-examining plaintiff's experts in disability discrimination claims.
McDermott Will & Emery's Trial Department lawyers work to resolve complex disputes of vital importance for clients through mediation, arbitration, and trial. Our professionals are engaged in every aspect of civil, regulatory, commercial and white-collar criminal defense litigation delivering top-flight capability across the Americas, Europe and Asia.