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Ronald H. Levine

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 1981)
  • Oxford University (M. Phil. in Sociology, 1976)
  • The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (B.S. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, 1974)

Bar Memberships

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Committee (Chair, 2011-12)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board member)
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission, Practitioners Advisory Group (appointed Chair in October 2016)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Hearing Committee Member - Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2006-2012)
  • Member, Case Review Committee, The Innocence Project

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Norma L. Shapiro, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania 

Ronald H. Levine

Chair, Int. Investig. & White Collar Defense

Principal

Philadelphia

(215) 587-1071

(215) 320-4187 Fax

rlevine@postschell.com

Ronald H. Levine is a Principal in the Firm's Business Law & Litigation Department and Chair of the Firm’s Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Group. He counsels and defends corporations, as well as directors, executives, professionals and others, confronting potential allegations of fraud or other misconduct at all stages of the government enforcement cycle: pre-enforcement internal investigations and compliance/governance counseling; responding to government inquiries, audits, subpoenas, search warrants and investigations; and trials and appeals, be they administrative, civil, qui tam or criminal.

He has successfully represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical and medical device, securities, financial services, banking and insurance, high-tech, education, communications, food processing and transportation.

Formerly Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, Mr. Levine’s experience, ability to understand and communicate with law enforcement, close client collaboration and demonstrated willingness to take a matter to trial, have achieved favorable outcomes for his clients: dismissals; acquittals; nominal or low civil settlements; "win-win" regulatory agreements; and government criminal declinations or probation agreements.

Mr. Levine's practice areas include:

  • Health Care, Mail, Wire and Financial Institution Fraud
  • Federal False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) defense
  • Government Procurement and Program Fraud
  • Securities and Tax Fraud
  • Identity Theft and Data Integrity
  • RICO
  • Consumer and Insurance Fraud
  • Public Corruption, Immigration Offenses, and Environmental Crime
  • Fraud and Abuse Compliance

Mr. Levine was appointed by the United States Sentencing Commission in the fall of 2012 a national at-large member of the Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), a standing defense attorney advisory group to the Commission, and he was appointed PAG Chair effective October 2016. In 2016, Mr. Levine was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) with the Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award for his representation in the U.S. Supreme Court case, United States v. Elonis (the “Facebook threats” case).

During his time at the Department of Justice, Mr. Levine was a member of national working groups responsible for implementing “white collar” law enforcement policies concerning health care, government contracting, qui tam lawsuits and electronic discovery. Before leading the 80-lawyer Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he supervised both its Public Corruption and its Government & Health Care Fraud Units. He successfully prosecuted multi-month RICO or conspiracy trials in the areas of bank fraud, tax shelter fraud, public corruption and domestic terrorism and received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, the Justice Department’s second-highest award. His experience extends across enforcement agencies including the FBI, IRS, SEC, EPA, Postal Inspection Service, DEA and Offices of Inspector General (OIG) for the FDA, HHS and Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Labor. 

Mr. Levine writes and speaks frequently on white collar defense issues. A member of the Editorial Board of the Business Crimes Bulletin, he is past President of the Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Committee (Philadelphia chapter), was Vice-Chair of the Corporate Governance Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association and also was Project Advisor to its Sarbanes-Oxley Task Force, and participated in the Working Group On Crime As Business at the University of Pennsylvania's Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. He also served the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a Hearing Committee Member, has consulted for both the National Institute of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, and is a Board Member of PACDL and of the Committee of 70, a municipal government watchdog group dedicated enhancing the efficiency and integrity of city government. He has guest taught or lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Villanova law schools as well as at Brown University, West Chester University, and Penn’s Wharton School.

Over the years, Mr. Levine has been recognized as or listed in:

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense by his peers as published by American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Health Care Law
  • Counsel with a Martindale Hubbell's peer review AV Preeminent rating for White Collar Criminal Defense
  • The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Life Sciences Star in Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement in Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences Guide (billed as the “definitive guide to the leading attorneys in U.S. life sciences")
  • Listed among "the world's leading investigations lawyers," by The International Who's Who of Investigations Lawyers & Forensics Experts and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal: Business Crimes Defense
  • Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (one of 255 attorneys selected in the U.S. and one of eight chosen in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Global Investigations Review (one of only six attorneys from Pennsylvania)

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