Joel Levin is a member of the firm’s Investigations & White Collar Defense group. His practice focuses on complex fraud and white collar matters, including false claims, health care fraud, tax and antitrust. Joel has extensive courtroom experience, having tried more than 40 federal jury trials during the course of his career. As a federal prosecutor, Joel was part of the trial team that successfully prosecuted former Illinois Governor George Ryan.
Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Joel had a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor in Chicago, San Francisco and Milwaukee, specializing in the investigation and prosecution of complex fraud and financial crimes. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco from 1995 - 1997 and immediately prior to joining Perkins Coie, he was Chief of the Financial Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago. As a prosecutor, Joel investigated and tried a wide variety of cases including multi-million dollar investment frauds, securities violations, racketeering enterprises, political corruption, bankruptcy fraud, health care fraud and tax violations. During his tenure with the Justice Department, Joel was a four-time recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Joel is able to draw upon his broad experience as a prosecutor to counsel clients in matters involving highly complex financial or regulatory issues. Since joining Perkins Coie, Joel has represented individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of federal criminal investigations, including government contracts, health care fraud, environmental violations, FDA investigations, false claims, securities violations and antitrust matters.