New York, NY — Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Samuel D. Levy has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Litigation group. Mr. Levy focuses his practice on all aspects of general commercial and business litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. He comes to Blank Rome from Wuersch & Gering LLP and is based in the Firm’s New York office, which recently welcomed more than 10 attorneys from Dickstein Shapiro, as well as insurance coverage partner Lisa M. Campisi.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sam to the firm,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner. “Sam’s extensive experience in the retail and luxury goods sector will be a fantastic addition to the already nationally recognized corporate litigation practice.”
In addition to his general commercial litigation and arbitration work with multinational companies, Mr. Levy has extensive experience in the luxury retail space. In this area, he frequently works on licensing, antitrust and commercial disputes between manufacturers, distributors and retailers. He provides business counsel to foreign manufacturers, particularly in Italy and Switzerland, on operating in and complying with U.S. federal and state laws, as well as advice on how to target U.S. buyers and make an impact on the U.S. retail environment.
“Mr. Levy has extensive proficiency in the retail sector, and will bring a new capability to the practice group,” said Harris N. Cogan, Chair of the Corporate Litigation group. “Additionally, his general litigation experience spans complex contract, licensing and distribution, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, real estate, and general business matters. We’re pleased to add Sam to our litigation roster.”
“I’m excited to join the team of seasoned attorneys at Blank Rome,” said Mr. Levy. “My clients have been seeking a national platform and added service offerings as their legal needs have grown nationally in scope, complexity and size. The geographical reach and depth of knowledge at Blank Rome will help expand my practice and service offering to include tax, intellectual property and labor and employment matters, among others. I’ve litigated against Blank Rome trial attorneys in the past, and I know the firm’s business litigation team is top-notch.”
Outside of his legal work, Mr. Levy served on the Millburn Township Board of Education for seven years, two of those years as board president. During his tenure, Mr. Levy safeguarded the schools’ reputation and helped to advance their achievements as a Blue Ribbon institution, an achievement recognized by the White House.
Mr. Levy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned both his Bachelor’s degree and his J.D.