Former NY Prosecutor Leaves Boies Schiller

Boston-based Foley Hoag is continuing its New York expansion with the addition of partner Harlan Levy from Boies Schiller Flexner, the prominent litigation firm that has lost dozens of partners since 2020.

Levy worked at Boies Schiller for about 16 years in total, broken up by a nearly five year stint as the second-ranking official in the New York State Attorney General’s Office under Eric Schneiderman. In the AG’s office Levy helped oversee major litigation stemming from the mortgage-backed securities meltdown, among other significant cases.

Foley Hoag co-managing partner Kenneth Leonetti said in a statement on Tuesday, May 4, that Levy will start May 10 and will “significantly expand the firm’s capabilities in our white collar and State Attorney General practices in New York.”

Foley Hoag opened its New York office in 2015 with three partners. It now has more than 40 lawyers in that office listed on its website. The 280-lawyer firm added former New York State Bar Association president Stephen Younger from Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in March.

While at Boies Schiller, Levy represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky in a case alleging price-gouging by gasoline suppliers after Hurricane Katrina, and Centene Corp as it sought approval from the New York Attorney General’s Office for its US$3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care.

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