Daniel B. Levin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex litigation and appeals. In 2015, Mr. Levin and his legal team received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for their victory on behalf of Transocean in the litigation arising from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was also recognized as an “Up and Coming” practitioner by Chambers USA.
- Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation arising from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, including arguing appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit from the dismissals of private environmental claims and state-law claims.
- Abbott Laboratories in an appeal to the Ninth Circuit following a defense verdict in an antitrust and unfair competition case, including handling oral argument.
- Philip Morris USA in a consumer class action involving claims of unfair business practices, which resulted in a defense judgment after a three-month trial.
Before re-joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Levin served as the Deputy Chief of Criminal Appeals in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Levin argued 20 cases before the Ninth Circuit, including before the en banc court, and tried cases involving tax fraud, treasury check fraud and firearm importation.
Mr. Levin has taught advanced appellate advocacy at USC Gould School of Law and has been selected a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in appellate litigation by Super Lawyers. He is a board member of the Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles and a member of the editorial board for the American Bar Association’s State Antitrust Practice and Statutes treatise (5th edition).
Mr. Levin clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge William A. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Yale Law Journal. He received both his undergraduate and masters degrees from Stanford University.