Randall (“Randy”) Levine represents clients in the energy, telecommunications, health sciences, and pharmaceutical industries in state and federal appeals, complex multidistrict litigation, and class action litigation. He represents clients in multiparty, multiclaim litigation following environmental and other legal crisis scenarios, and he has been involved in formulating broad-based litigation and global settlement strategies in some of the United States’ largest and most complex civil proceedings before state and federal courts, state agencies, and state public utility commissions.
In the environmental space, Randy represents clients in litigation and appeals arising from contribution actions, enforcement proceedings, citizen suits, mass and toxic tort litigation, and regulatory matters, including actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Clean Water Act, and analogous state laws.
Randy has worked on several high-profile environmental crisis cases for clients in the energy industry. He represented a nonoperating investor in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation and associated appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the US Supreme Court. Randy also represented the Southern California Gas Company in state and federal courts and before the California Public Utilities Commission in connection with a major natural gas leak from an underground natural gas storage facility.
Randy is an active member of the firm’s crisis management practice, using his experience at every stage of complex multiparty cases arising from environmental crisis scenarios to help train clients’ teams on crisis management and dealing with crisis litigation.
Represented a nonoperating investor in the In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation in the US Eastern District of Louisiana, and in related appeals to the Fifth Circuit and US Supreme Court
Represents a major investor-owned natural gas utility and its corporate parent in state and federal court and before the state public utility commission in mass tort litigation arising from a gas leak from an underground natural gas storage facility
Represented an aerospace technology company in a successful appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a CERCLA contribution action for costs to clean up a WWII-era production facility
Represented and negotiated favorable settlements for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in complex multidistrict mass tort litigation alleging public nuisance arising from prescription opioid abuse
Represented New York public school districts in connection with federal district court class action litigations, and on appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Represented a New York public school district in insurance coverage litigation in New York state court
Represented a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider in multidistrict class action litigation and related actions before the public utilities commissions of multiple states
Represented a competitive local exchange carrier in a contested matter in bankruptcy court
Represented competitive local exchange carriers in connection with tariff disputes in state public utilities commissions and state and federal court
The George Washington University Law School, 2006, J.D., High Honors
University of Maryland, 2003, B.A., cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Industry Focus: Environment: litigation, The Legal 500 US (2019, 2022, 2023)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution - Appellate, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Supreme Court (federal and state), The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Industry Focus - Environment - Litigation; Industry Focus - Environment - Regulatory, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Recognized, Rising Star, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2014–2022)
George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board