Michael A. Levine

Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green

Epstein Becker & Green
250 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10177-1211
Michael A. Levine is a Member of the firm Epstein Becker & Green in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices and he is the Chair of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability ("CSR") group in the New York office. His practice focuses on corporate compliance with labor, employment, and human rights standards, corporate ethics, governance, and citizenship programs, and on commercial and intellectual property litigation for multinational and domestic businesses.

Mr. Levine:

- Advises companies on how to create and implement monitoring and training programs to protect factory workers, prevent litigation and negative publicity, and protect their brands, good will, and other valuable intellectual property;

- Represents and aggressively advocates for companies that have become the target of activist, shareholder campaigns or litigation;

- Advises clients on developing new corporate compliance and ethics programs and refining existing ones, and conducts compliance training seminars in the United States and abroad.

His litigation practice includes such intellectual property issues as trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, unfair trade practices and false advertising claims, as well as other complex business litigation and white collar criminal investigations and proceedings. He has also represented clients that have been the subject of investigations by the United States Department of Labor.

Mr. Levine has written about various aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in legal publications as well as in comprehensive chapters on the subjects for International Corporate Practice, a treatise published by the Practising Law Institute, and Corporate Compliance Practice Guide: The Next Generation of Compliance, a treatise to published by Lexis-Nexis/BNA in August 2009. He is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, a member of the US Technical Advisory Group on the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility Guidance Standard for the American Society for Quality, and regularly speaks about related issues at professional organizations and conferences.

Prior to joining EBG, Mr. Levine was a partner, head of the Human Rights and Corporate Compliance department, and a senior litigator at another New York firm. He has also served as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney's office, and as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Organized Crime Bureau, where he investigated and prosecuted significant organized crime, narcotics and white collar criminal offenses in Kings County and the Eastern District of New York.

Focus: Governance, Human Rights, Environment, Japan, United States

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2009

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