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Crowell & Moring's Janet Levine Recipient of California Lawyer's "Attorney of the Year" Award

Los Angeles – February 16, 2012: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Janet Levine, partner and chair of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, will receive the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in the “criminal law” category. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye in San Francisco on March 20. Levine will also be recognized in the March issue of California Lawyer along with the full list of CLAY award recipients.

The CLAY recipients are chosen by the editors of California Lawyer, recognizing attorneys across the state whose achievements have made a profound impact on the law. Honorees have changed the law, substantially influenced public policy or the profession, or achieved a remarkable victory for a client or for the public. They include government attorneys, public-interest lawyers, sole practitioners and attorneys from large international firms.

One of the few lawyers to ever try a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case, Levine is being recognized for her work in the matter United States v. Aguilar, 10-1031(A)-AHM, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. After a trial lasting over five weeks, in this case she obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all charges against her client based on prosecutorial misconduct.

A trial and appellate attorney, Levine has extensive experience in securities, health care and tax fraud, and all manner of public corruption matters. She has represented politicians, judges, directors, officers and executives and licensed professionals in myriad industries, providing defenses against governmental accusations of wrongdoing. Her clients are local, national, and international and include individuals, entities, and government organizations. In addition to her role as chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, she is also a member of the Criminal Justice Section Council, the Section's policy-making and advisory board. She is a past co-chair of the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Committee, a position that has been held by only one other woman. Levine is also a past-chair of the American Bar Association's West Coast Regional Subcommittee on White Collar Crime.  In addition, she is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

This is the second consecutive year the firm's lawyers have been recognized with CLAY awards. In 2011, San Francisco-based Litigation Group partner Ethan Schulman received the honor for his work in Martinez v. Regents of the University of California.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


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