Mr. Levi's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, business disputes, regulatory and civil fraud matters. Some of Mr. Levi's more notable cases have included representing the principal of an off-shore investment company in the Cayman Islands on charges related to money laundering and tax evasion. He also represented the Chief Operating Officer of South Florida's largest mental health facility on healthcare fraud charges. Additionally, Mr. Levi actively represents companies in investigative matters. Most significantly, he has assisted the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in its South Florida investigation of the distribution of Performance Enhancing Drugs to Major League players.
Prior to joining Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., Mr. Levi established the Miami office for an international corporate investigations firm, where he also served as Assistant General Counsel. Mr. Levi led complex internal corporate investigations and successfully helped corporations address issues ranging from internal fraud to widespread theft. Additionally, Mr. Levi directed large litigation support investigations across multiple jurisdictions involving both civil and white collar defense matters. Mr. Levi also handled significant U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti‑corruption matters, and assisted corporate clients with FCPA compliance policy creation, training, and implementation.
Previously, Mr. Levi served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes Section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida. He was lead counsel in the Mutual Benefits Corp. $1 billion securities fraud, which involved 28,000 victims worldwide, and prosecuted South Florida's well‑known court appointed receiver Lewis B. Freeman for a 10‑year fraud scheme. He also successfully prosecuted a $50 million bank and accounting fraud trial, which was one of the largest and most sophisticated white‑collar cases in the Southern District of Florida's history: United States v. Masferrer. As a result, Mr. Levi was honored with the 2006 Most Effective Lawyer Award in the Criminal Law category by the publishers of the Daily Business Review.
Earlier, Mr. Levi worked for the New York Stock Exchange as Trial Counsel and Senior Special Counsel in the Division of Enforcement. Prior to that, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Labor Racketeering Unit of the New York County District Attorney's Office under Robert M. Morgenthau. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, where he received a distinguished service award for contributing to the scholastic excellence of the law school and the profession. Mr. Levi was a contributing author to the first and second editions of West Publishing's New York Criminal Law. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
- Representation of Scott Rothstein's law partner in connection with the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
- Representation of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in connection with its South Florida investigation of the distribution of Performance Enhancing Drugs to Major League players.
- Representation of the principal of an off-shore investment company in the Cayman Islands on Department of Justice charges related to money laundering and tax evasion.
- Representation of the Chief Operating Officer of South Florida's largest mental health facility on $39 million healthcare fraud charges.
- Representation of principals of addiction treatment facility in connection with internal investigation, which established evidence of fraud and regulatory malfeasance. Successfully provided company with the legal tools for the removal of the problematic Officer and addressed regulatory concerns created by his conduct.
- Representation of International company in connection with internal investigation of Officer accused of breaching fiduciary duties by whistleblower.
- Lead Prosecutor in the Mutual Benefits Corp. $1 billion securities fraud, involving 28,000 victims worldwide.
- Successful prosecution of the largest and most sophisticated white‑collar case in the history of Southern District of Florida, involving a $50 million bank and accounting fraud.
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Internal Corporate Investigations
- Business Disputes
- Civil Fraud
- Corporate Regulatory Matters
- Florida, New York, and New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1991.
- Scholarship Recipient
- American Jurisprudence Award in Conflict of Laws
- B.S., Cornell University, 1988.