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Michael Levy recently rejoined Sidley’s white-collar: government litigation and investigations practice in New York after spending 13 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, including three years as that office’s Chief of Appeals. As Chief Appellate Attorney, Mike supervised all aspects of the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office’s criminal practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and counselled the United States Attorney and other senior members of the office on complex legal and strategic issues in the areas of insider trading and securities fraud, public corruption, terrorism, money laundering and cybercrime. Prior to becoming Chief of Appeals, Mike spent a decade prosecuting cases in the US Attorney’s Office’s securities and commodities fraud, complex frauds (then called major crimes), public corruption, narcotics and general crimes units. In that time, Mike was lead or co-lead counsel on 11 federal trials and conducted a variety of long-term criminal investigations on a broad range of matters with federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Drug Enforcement Administration and the New York City Police Department.
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