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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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Foley & Lardner Gains New Partner in Los Angeles


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Foley & Lardner LLP has added a lateral partner to its Los Angeles office.

Dana Levitt, formerly a partner with the international firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, joined Foley’s general commercial litigation practice, the firm said Monday.

Levitt’s practice focuses primarily on complex, multi-forum litigation and arbitration, as well as antitrust, franchise, labor and employment, product liability, and trademark matters, the firm said. He will also assist the firm in recruitment efforts and expanding the firm’s litigation practice it said.

The attorney opined that Foley’s litigation department was “the ideal platform” for him to expand his litigation practice, adding that he was looking forward to growing the firm’s 400-member national litigation practice.

Jack Lasater, managing partner of Foley’s Los Angeles office, praised Levitt’s “unique background,” noting Levitt’s experience handling complex litigation matters, in law firm management and as in-house counsel.

Previously, Levitt served as a managing partner at the business and entertainment litigation firm of Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP and a member of its executive committee and as the litigation director at Security Pacific National Bank prior to its 1992 merger with Bank of America.   

Michael J. Tuteur, chair of Foley’s national litigation department predicted “[Levitt’s] experience handling a variety of commercial litigation cases as well as his unique work resolving large and lengthy arbitration matters across the country will complement our national litigation capabilities.”

Foley is a national law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 22 offices and more than 60 practice groups, including corporate governance and compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and IP litigation, and tax.


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