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Melissa L. Levitt

Senior Associate
Miami

Melissa L. Levitt

Melissa Levitt focuses on complex commercial litigation. She provides clients with creative and outside the box solutions. Melissa has litigated cases in both state and federal courts around the country, in commercial disputes and class actions. She has a broad background in contract disputes, class actions, business torts, securities litigation, product liability, environmental litigation, and antitrust litigation. She also has significant experience within the alcohol beverage industry.

Previously, Melissa was an associate in the Miami and New York offices of an international law firm. While in law school, she gained valuable experience as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marvin Garbis in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and honed her writing skills as an editor for the Maryland Law Review.

Representative Experience

Represented a cement and concrete manufacturer in an antitrust case, obtaining denial of class certification.

Defended alcohol beverage manufacturer in product liability action.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of alcohol beverage manufacturer in claims relating to the termination of a distribution agreement.

Assisted law department of a major beverage manufacturer in the coordination and oversight of international litigation and agency investigations.

Defended large manufacturers of ink and ink-related products in an action brought by a customer for more than US$2m, plus punitive damages.

Represented defendant in CERCLA cost-recovery action, obtained summary judgment and sanctions award of attorneys' fees and exclusion of evidence.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Order of the Barristers, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., with high honors, University of Michigan, 2004

Memberships

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Gala Committee, 2015
  • Claws for Kids Committee, 2015
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Leadership Development Institute, 2013-2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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