- J.D.The George Washington University Law Schoolwith honors2017
- B.A.The George Washington Universitycum laude2010
Manuel (Manny) Levitt is an Associate in the International Department. He focuses his practice on economic sanctions and export controls.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Levitt gained experience in international trade at an Am Law 100 firm where he helped global businesses address a wide variety of legal and regulatory challenges affecting their cross-border supply chains, transactions, and operations. He has advised clients on matters related to regulations administered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). He also has experience helping clients comply with anti-corruption and anti-forced labor laws, assisting with internal investigations, and representing clients before federal agencies.
Mr. Levitt graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal and the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Association. He was awarded a Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship, during which he studied Mandarin Chinese and took courses on Chinese legal institutions and Chinese business law. He also interned at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and participated in the GW-Oxford International Human Rights Law Program.
Prior to law school, Mr. Levitt spent several years working at government relations and global risk advisory firms in Washington, DC and Beijing, China. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and served as an English Writing and International Trade instructor at Beijing Union University's Business Campus.
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