Michael N. Levy

Michael Levy

Michael N. Levy

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Law School Complex 20th Street, NW between G & H Streets, NW Washington DC 20052

Mr. Levy is a white collar defense partner at Ellerman Enzinna Levy in Washington, DC. He joined the firm in 2022 after more than twenty years as a partner at some of the country’s preeminent law firms and has represented corporate and individual clients in many of the most prominent white collar matters of our time. He has conducted internal investigations for Fortune 100 and other companies as well as their audit committees and has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking public officials, civic leaders, and prominent corporate executives in major criminal cases and congressional, SEC, and other governmental investigations involving alleged violations of fraud, securities, tax, antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), environmental, healthcare, False Claims Act, obstruction of justice, and other criminal statutes.

The New York Times has profiled Michael’s diverse career and work in connection with the “Spygate” investigations by the National Football League and Sen. Arlen Specter (“A Legal Journey From Enron to the N.F.L.”). He has been quoted as an authority on white collar defense and government investigations in numerous U.S. newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Reuters, and has appeared on “ABC World News,” CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, “Good Morning America,” National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”

Earlier in his career, Mr. Levy served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted federal and local officials for bribery, fraud, embezzlement, and other forms of corrupt conduct, served as an instructor at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, and was honored for both his trial and appellate advocacy. For more than ten years, he has taught at the winter term Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. and U.S. District Court Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer and served as a White House Fellow.

A more complete biography and representative engagements can be found at https://eellaw.com/principals/michael-n-levy/.

BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard Law School

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