Matthew Leviton

Matthew Leviton Li

Los Angeles, California

Matthew Leviton is an associate at the firm’s Los Angeles office. He joined the firm after nearly eight years working as a federal judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Judith M. Barzilay and Judge Leo M. Gordon at the U.S. Court of International Trade. In this role, he consulted with judges to resolve legal disputes arising from agency determinations involving unfair trade practices, tariff classification decisions, and the assessment of penalties for negligent, grossly negligent, or fraudulent behavior by foreign importers. Through this experience, he has gained a keen understanding of the administrative process involving imported goods, the legal disputes that arise from these transactions, and how those disputes are ultimately reviewed and decided by the courts.

Mr. Leviton also has significant experience working on federal appeals while Senior Judge Barzilay appeared by designation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Specifically, he has worked on federal appeals involving excessive force and qualified immunity claims, social security and disability claims, immigration issues, contract disputes, serious crimes and criminal sentencing, constitutional questions, trademark, patent, and copyright issues, and property rights disputes.

Mr. Leviton brings unique perspectives and insights to the firm after so many years working within the judiciary. He complements the firms’ existing knowledge base and assists clients by working with our attorneys to identify the best and most efficient resolution to a particular problem. His practice involves Customs and International Trade issues, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin and marking rules, intellectual property rights violations, seizures and forfeitures, FDA issues arising from imported goods, and antidumping and countervailing duties.

Mr. Leviton received his Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law in 2006, and was a member of the executive board of the American University International Law Review. He is admitted to the New York State Bar (2007) and admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.