Joshua M. Levin is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.
Mr. Levin has a broad range of litigation experience in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate level, in matters involving complex issues of statutory and constitutional law. He has particular experience representing clients in class action litigation. He has also represented clients in government investigations, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice relating to public company accounting.
In addition, Mr. Levin has a significant pro bono practice with a focus on prisoner rights and criminal defense. Mr. Levin’s pro bono representation has included a direct criminal appeal in the Seventh Circuit, a § 1983 suit challenging First Amendment violations in an Illinois prison, and a post-conviction capital case on appeal in the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. In 2019, Mr. Levin worked on a successful legislative advocacy effort that expanded sentence credit for Illinois prisoners who participate in educational and rehabilitative programs.
Mr. Levin is Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Board of the John Howard Association, an Illinois criminal justice reform organization. He also serves on the Associate Board of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Mr. Levin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a BA in History and American Studies. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Mr. Levin was also a member of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP), a Yale Law School clinic in which students assist the San Francisco City Attorney in litigating public-interest lawsuits.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Levin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to the Honorable Keith P. Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.