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David Levine is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. David’s practice focuses on representing clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, as well as other high-stakes complex litigation.

As part of his litigation practice, David regularly defends employers in class, collective, and individual actions involving claims under the FLSA, Title VII, ADA, and other federal and state statutes. David also often litigates individual and class actions involving data privacy issues, in particular cases under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). He practices in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, and DOJ.

In addition to his litigation practice, David also advises clients on a broad range of employment matters, including restrictive covenants, reductions in force, employment agreements, handbook policies, accommodations, and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). His advice concerns matters arising under statutes such as the FMLA, ADEA, OWBPA, WARN Act, and state and local employment laws.

David graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the National Security Journal, interned for Judge Robert L. Ullmann of the Massachusetts Superior Court, and worked as a research assistant at an economic consulting firm. Following graduation, David clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Raymond W. Gruender of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


Washington University, BA, summa cum laude

Harvard University, JD, magna cum laude


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