"Top 100 Women Litigators" Profile: Janet Levine
May 11, 2011 — Los Angeles Daily Journal
Los Angeles-based partner and chair of the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group Janet Levine has been named to the 2011 Daily Journal list of "Top Women Litigators."
As chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s criminal justice section, Levine's work includes forming a task force that will subsequently develop national standards for electronically stored information in criminal cases.
According to Levine, "Unlike the civil arena, there are no criminal ESI standards… But the volume of information is, like in civil cases, huge. The costs and complexities of subpoena compliance are overwhelming…Document preservation is crucial, with the concern, unique in criminal cases, that mishandling forensic collection and preservation of ESI could be constructed by law enforcement as an obstruction of justice."