Ronald H. Levine Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by The Legal Intelligencer
Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ronald H. Levine, Senior Counsel and the immediate-past Chair of the Firm’s Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice Group, has been named a “Lifetime Achievement Award” honoree by The Legal Intelligencer. The award, part of the publication’s Professional Excellence Awards 2020, recognizes and celebrates Mr. Levine’s imprint on the legal history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the legal profession during his nearly 40-year career.
“Post & Schell is extremely proud that Ron has been chosen for this recognition and we are honored to call ourselves his friends and colleagues,” said A. James Johnston, President & Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell, P.C. “Anyone who has worked with Ron - including co-workers, colleagues, clients, opposing counsel, and members of the judiciary - knows of his legal acumen, intellect, litigation skills, leadership qualities, and commitment to justice.”
“Ron has excelled in advising and defending clients facing government investigation and actions by law enforcement in which the stakes could not be higher. He ethically and aggressively advocates for his clients, finding favorable outcomes and solutions not often achieved. Combined with his leadership role in the community, including long service as a former Board member of Philadelphia’s Committee of 70, and, at Post & Schell, as a Practice Chair and Board Member, Ron has had an enviable and phenomenal career.”
Mr. Levine 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, or criminal.
During his time at the Department of Justice, Mr. Levine was a member of national working groups responsible for “white collar” law enforcement policies concerning health care and government procurement fraud, 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 and received the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his prosecution of police corruption.
He is deeply involved in cutting edge legal issues and in legal education. In 2016, he was appointed by the United States Sentencing Commission to be Chair of the Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), a standing defense attorney advisory group to the Commission. That same year, Mr. Levine was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) with the Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award for his advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court case, United States v. Elonis (the “Facebook threats” case). He has lectured, taught, or participated on panels at law schools, colleges, and various CLE forums concerning ethics, trial advocacy, and white collar practice on well over 100 occasions, and he has authored scores of publications on these topics. In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an invitation-only organization of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of advocacy, ethical conduct, and professionalism.
An active member of the legal and broader community, Mr. Levine served on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a Hearing Committee Member, consulted for both the National Institute of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, is a former Chair and current Executive Committee member of the Federal Criminal Law Committee, and is a former Board Member of PACDL and of the Committee of 70, a municipal government watchdog group dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and integrity of Philadelphia’s government.
He has received numerous honors over the course of his career, including recognition by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences Guide, and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Levine is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Sociology from Oxford University, and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.