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Philip Levitz
Philip Levitz
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5879 plevitz@cov.com Download V-card

Philip Levitz is a litigator with extensive and diverse trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has briefed numerous issues on appeal and has experience at all stages of the trial process, from pre-litigation strategy, through pleadings and motions, e-discovery, taking and defending depositions, ADR, and trial. His substantive focuses have included complex insurance coverage matters and complex issues under federal statutes including the APA, FCPA, FSIA, and RICO.

Litigation - Trial and Appellate

  • Representing Fortune 500 company in insurance coverage litigation in Indiana state court, having successfully briefed motion to dismiss parallel proceedings in Massachusetts federal court.
  • Representing Fortune 500 company in appeal of complex contract, tort, and insurance litigation, having previously represented client in district court proceedings in Arizona.
  • Representing foreign sovereign in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act appeal.
  • Representing Fortune 50 company in complex contract, tort, and RICO litigation in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented policyholder organization in drafting amicus brief in state supreme court.

White Collar Investigations and Anti-Corruption

  • Represented Fortune 500 companies in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.
  • Represented Fortune 50 companies in providing ongoing anti-corruption advice.
  • Represented orphan drug company in developing anti-corruption compliance program for international expansion.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented class of asylum-seeking women and children in litigation challenging DHS detention policy. R.I.L.-R. v. Johnson, No. 15-11 (D.D.C.). 
  • Represented amici in brief supporting rehearing en banc in Fourth Amendment case. Maldonado v. Holder, No. 10-3259 (2d Cir.).
  • Representing immigrant in U visa application, having successfully represented client in removal proceedings, which were terminated.
  • Represented Guantanamo Bay detainee in habeas appeal.

Previous Experience

  • Research Analyst/Paralegal, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (2008-2009)
  • Superior Honor Award, U.S. Department of State (2010)