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Vincent Levy, a former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and to then-Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the D.C. Circuit, is a trial and appellate lawyer who represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial disputes. Clients and peers observe that Vincent “can tackle the toughest legal issues and explain them in clear compelling briefs,” and that he is “just a brilliant attorney.” The National Law Journal included him on its “Elite Boutique Trailblazer” list in 2018, while the New York Law Journal included him on its inaugural Trailblazer list in 2019 and named him a “Rising Star” in 2017.
Vincent has experience advising clients facing or pursuing litigation under, among others, federal securities laws and regulations, antitrust law, state and federal administrative law, state corporate law, state contract and tort law, public and private international law, the Bankruptcy Code, the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970, and Section 1782. He has defended public companies and their directors in multi-forum shareholder litigation alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, and other matters in both state and federal court. His clients have included public and private businesses, hedge funds, law firms, public-interest organizations, and individuals—including current and former directors of companies such as Sears and Codere SA.
A partner at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Vincent is currently running a billion-dollar antitrust case in the S.D.N.Y. brought by Valassis Communications, Inc., a MacAndrews & Forbes company, against News Corp. and its subsidiaries; the district court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment in 2019, sending the case to a jury for trial. Vincent also represents Goldman Sachs in confidential matters; and TiVo in various contract disputes with cable providers. Among many other matters, he has represented bondholders as plaintiffs with claims against various foreign sovereigns, including creditors in high-profile litigation surrounding Argentina’s debt default and bondholders holding defaulted Congolese debt; French industrial company Alstom in litigation and arbitration against GE concerning the most significant French M&A transaction of 2014; and various other corporations and individuals in assorted cross-border matters.
Vincent has been counsel of record in high-profile matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, having represented politicians, academics, and organizations in cases raising important issues of constitutional, administrative, and statutory law. As part of Vincent’s active pro bono practice, he led a team of attorneys who secured the first injunction against President Trump’s revised travel ban.
Key Practice Areas:
- Business & Commercial
Columbia Law School (J.D.);
London School of Economics (M.Sc.);
Harvard College (A.B.)
Last Updated September 2019