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Lara Levinson
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 5716
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 5716

Lara Levinson is an experienced and dual-qualified English solicitor and U.S. lawyer who focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and asset forfeiture and recovery matters. In particular, Ms. Levinson regularly represents clients in financial products and services litigation in both English and U.S. courts. 

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Levinson was a trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch in Washington DC, where she received the Civil Division Special Commendation Award. She also served in the Office of the Counsel to the President at the White House and as associate general counsel at the National Gallery of Art.

After law school, Ms. Levinson served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD
    (The George Washington Law Review, Editor-in-Chief)
  • University of Michigan, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery

Select Engagements

  • Representation of Chevron in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of Ecuador for US $100 million+ (with interest). Kobre & Kim’s efforts in executing an enforcement strategy, including asset tracing, efforts to identify seizure targets and the service of numerous discovery requests, culminated in Ecuador’s paying Chevron the entirety of the original award plus interest. 
  • Representation of an audit committee of the board of directors at an international consulting firm in connection with internal investigation into revenue recognition practices under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Representation of a former employee of a pharmaceutical company in connection with a government investigation into allegations of kickbacks.
  • Representation of an institutional client in connection with a dispute of breaches of representations and warranties in pooling and servicing agreements (PSA) and mortgage loan purchase agreements (MLPA) in a securitization worth US $1 billion+.
  • Victory in the representation of Tiger Eye Investments, Ltd., an investment company located in the Cayman Islands against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit involving US $400 million of trust assets.
  • Representation of a publicly traded biotechnology company in a US $14.5 million suit against Oppenheimer & Co. for alleged violations of securities and broker-dealer laws.
  • Representation of witnesses in a government investigation into union corruption.
  • Representation of the audit committee of a European company in conducting an internal investigation into operations in Eastern Europe, in connection with alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), accounting and antitrust violations.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Women Lawyers in London, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Member
  • Female Fraud Forum, Member
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, Member

Credentials

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD
    (The George Washington Law Review, Editor-in-Chief)
  • University of Michigan, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery

Engagements

  • Representation of Chevron in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of Ecuador for US $100 million+ (with interest). Kobre & Kim’s efforts in executing an enforcement strategy, including asset tracing, efforts to identify seizure targets and the service of numerous discovery requests, culminated in Ecuador’s paying Chevron the entirety of the original award plus interest. 
  • Representation of an audit committee of the board of directors at an international consulting firm in connection with internal investigation into revenue recognition practices under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Representation of a former employee of a pharmaceutical company in connection with a government investigation into allegations of kickbacks.
  • Representation of an institutional client in connection with a dispute of breaches of representations and warranties in pooling and servicing agreements (PSA) and mortgage loan purchase agreements (MLPA) in a securitization worth US $1 billion+.
  • Victory in the representation of Tiger Eye Investments, Ltd., an investment company located in the Cayman Islands against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit involving US $400 million of trust assets.
  • Representation of a publicly traded biotechnology company in a US $14.5 million suit against Oppenheimer & Co. for alleged violations of securities and broker-dealer laws.
  • Representation of witnesses in a government investigation into union corruption.
  • Representation of the audit committee of a European company in conducting an internal investigation into operations in Eastern Europe, in connection with alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), accounting and antitrust violations.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Women Lawyers in London, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Member
  • Female Fraud Forum, Member
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, Member