Steven H. Levin, Vice Chair - Partner
Steven Levin is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. Steve regularly defends individuals in high-profile criminal investigations and prosecutions and helps companies successfully navigate challenging government enforcement matters. Steve regularly directs internal investigations, tries complex cases, and represents clients in criminal investigations before the Department of Justice as well as other government agencies.
Steve recently retired from the United States Army, having served both on active duty and as a reservist. After serving as a prosecutor, military defense counsel, and criminal law professor, Steve served as a military judge for his last 10 years. In his 7 years as a trial judge, Steve presided over dozens of courts-martial. As an appellate judge for 3 years on the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, Mr. Levin wrote dozens of opinions, displaying his grasp of the rules for court-martial and military rules of evidence. Upon retirement, Steve was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Steve has also written hundreds of briefs and argued dozens of appellate cases before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Prior to joining Rosenberg Martin Greenberg in 2019, Steven practiced for seven years at Levin & Curlett LLC, the white-collar litigation firm that he founded with Chad Curlett. Steve has over ten years of experience in senior positions within the government, including the Department of Justice (DOJ). As a former supervisor in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, he investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial crimes, public corruption, racketeering, cybercrime, national security, narcotics, money laundering, immigration offenses, and violent crime. Steve prosecuted many of the highest-profile cases during his time at DOJ. Before joining DOJ, Steve served on active duty in the Army for many years, during which time he prosecuted and defended soldiers in over 30 courts-martial.
He brings these experiences to bear in each client matter, many of which are prominent. Among other recent matters, Steve represented Audi employees in a criminal case arising from the Volkswagen diesel emissions controversy and has led the independent investigation by a Fortune 500 company in response to government allegations of fraudulent practices.
- Represented employees of Audi in the United States Department of Justice’s investigation into Volkswagen’s violation of US environmental laws through the manipulation of the emissions systems of its diesel engines.
- Led internal investigation for Maryland-based company in response to criminal fraud investigation.
- Represented a technology company senior executive in DOJ investigation of alleged fraud.
- Represented defense contractor in DOJ investigation for allegations of fraud. The government declined to pursue charges.
- Represented current and former public officials in investigations by the DOJ, congressional committees, and Inspectors General.
- Represented an employee of a crypto currency exchange in connection with investigations by the United States Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission into allegations of market manipulation.
- Obtained the largest settlement for a police misconduct case in Baltimore’s history, which arose out of alleged civil rights violations by members of the Baltimore Police Department that led to one man’s wrongful incarceration for over 20 years
- Won acquittal after jury trial of a New Jersey Police Detective charged with first degree murder following a road-side shooting near Annapolis, Maryland
- Won acquittal after trial of a Baltimore City Police Officer prosecuted for actions undertaken in the performance of his duties
- Won acquittal after trial of a Baltimore City Police Officer prosecuted for actions undertaken in the performance of her duties
- The History of Military Justice, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Maryland Post 167 (February 2019)
- M.S.S., Army War College (2016)
- Wake Forest University, School of Law (J.D., 1992)
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (A.B., 1989)
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court