Michelle Levin has substantial experience counseling executives and companies in all phases of high-profile criminal investigations and prosecutions. She also serves as the managing partner of Steptoe's New York office.
Michelle represents companies and individuals in significant matters brought by criminal and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and New York State Department of Financial Services, involving securities and accounting fraud, antitrust matters, economic sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other business crimes. Many of these matters resulted in no charges being filed. She has also successfully conducted complex cross-border internal investigations.
In her last five trials, Michelle defended individuals in a breadth of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, and retail. One of her recent trials resulted in a complete acquittal of all charges. Michelle's clients appreciate her ability to successfully and strategically guide them through all phases of investigations and prosecutions, bringing sound judgment and creativity to bear at each stage.
Michelle has also litigated a wide range of civil proceedings, including securities class actions and complex contract disputes.