Harlan Levy is a nationally recognized litigation partner and trial lawyer in Foley Hoag's New York office. He co-chairs the firm's State Attorney General practice. The former Dean of Columbia Law School describes Harlan as “at the top of his legal generation for integrity, intellectual rigor, and wise analysis of complex issues,” and a former NY Attorney General has called him one of the “best legal minds in the state.”
Harlan has successfully represented a wide range of high-profile clients. He led Kentucky’s trial team in securing a historic price gouging settlement from a Fortune 50 corporation in Kentucky state court, defended the chief fundraiser for the Mayor of New York City in a highly publicized year-long federal criminal investigation of the Mayor and the fundraiser, represented the estate of a former President of the United States in an appeal to the Second Circuit, and litigated on behalf of survivors of World War II slave labor camps in a federal court action against German industrial corporations.
Harlan Chairs the Board of Directors of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and served for almost five years as Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of New York (second in charge of that office). He also served as President of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court.
Harlan was a moving force inside and outside the courtroom in the most important development in criminal justice of our time -- the use of genetic evidence to identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. He is the author of a popular non-fiction book chronicling the history of DNA in the courtroom (And the Blood Cried Out, HarperCollins), which was reviewed as “superb” by the Wall Street Journal and “riveting” by Publishers Weekly. As a commentator on civil and criminal trials, Harlan has appeared over 100 times on national television, including CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, CNBC, MSNBC, and Court TV.