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. His clients have included public and private businesses, hedge funds, law firms, public-interest organizations, sovereign entities, and individuals—including current and former directors of companies such as Sears and Codere SA.
A partner at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Vincent recently represented Valassis Communications, Inc., a MacAndrews & Forbes company, as plaintiff in a jury trial in the Southern District of New York involving a massive antitrust claim against News Corp. and its subsidiaries. The case settled confidentially during jury deliberations. Among other engagements, Vincent currently represents funds challenging a restructuring transaction undertaken by Serta in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and currently serves as lead counsel in litigation and arbitration proceedings under LCIA and ICC rules seeking over $500 million from General Electric and the Republic of Angola on contract and business-tort claims related to the termination of energy contracts worth billions of dollars.
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; Goldman Sachs in confidential contract disputes; HP in a confidential contract dispute; TiVo/Rovi in contract disputes; 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 pro bono practice, he led a team of attorneys who secured the first injunction against President Trump’s revised travel ban.
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Updated Aug 2021