Steven Levin is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. Mr. Levin’s experience includes ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney, with six years in the District of Maryland, where he was Deputy Chief of the Violent Crimes Section and a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He also served with distinction for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of North Carolina.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Levin served on active duty for seven years in the United States Army as a defense counsel, an appellate attorney, and a trial attorney. As a defense attorney, Mr. Levin defended clients in over 30 courts-martial as well as numerous administrative proceedings. As a trial attorney, Mr. Levin represented the United States in complex contract litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, he was the sole Army lawyer assigned to assist the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in its successful challenge to Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Northrop Grumman. Mr. Levin, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, has taught trial techniques as a Professor of Criminal Law at the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia and is now a Judge on the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
Throughout his years as a prosecutor, Mr. Levin participated in several long-term grand jury proceedings with specialized federal and state law enforcement task forces. Mr. Levin’s extensive experience includes a wide variety of high-profile investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, tax fraud, RICO, mortgage fraud, identity theft, national security, immigration fraud, worksite enforcement, alien harboring, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and narcotics trafficking.
Mr. Levin’s achievements include the prosecution of a former Baltimore City Police Commissioner for public corruption and the prosecution of the owners of several well-known Maryland restaurants for money laundering and tax fraud. Working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he also successfully prosecuted a criminal securities case involving the theft of $40 million. In Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545 (2002), a case addressing a significant federal sentencing issue, Mr. Levin prevailed at both the district and circuit court levels, a result which was affirmed by the Supreme Court in a published opinion.
In addition, Mr. Levin participated for several years as an evaluator for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Evaluation and Review Staff, the DOJ’s self-evaluating body. In that capacity, Mr. Levin gained a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that business managers may encounter during internal investigations.
- Department of Justice “Project Exile” Award for Distinguished Service and Commitment
- District of Maryland Award for Prosecution of Public Corruption
- Selected to the 2015 through 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers lists in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.
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- Federal Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Judge Advocates Association Inn of Court
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)