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  • Andrew Levchuk
    Counsel

Andy Levchuk is a member of the firm’s Litigation/ADR Department and works in the Springfield office. His practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, including all matters dealing with federal and state agencies, and advising clients in the growing field of state and federal data protection and privacy rights. Andy has earned a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.

Andy spent 24 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he tried cases across the country and argued 30 appellate cases in the United States Courts of Appeals.

He is fluent in Russian.


Related Professional Experience:
Prior to joining the firm, Andy served as Deputy Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the DOJ Criminal Division. He also served as a senior trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Andy also served for 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Andy has received training in cyber and computer network investigative techniques at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


Publications:
Author: “Chapter 4: Cybercrime,” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section: The State of Criminal Justice – 2015.

Author: “Chapter 6: Cybercrime,” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section: The State of Criminal Justice – 2014.

Co-author: “Does 9th Circuit’s O’Brien Ruling Pose Threat to SEC Investigations?National Law Journal, April 23, 1984.


Presentations:

Massachusetts Bar Association, Lifecycle of a Business Part II: Cyber Security, “Cyber Security Concerns for Businesses,” April 27, 2017.

Massachusetts Bar Association, 14th Annual In-House Counsel Conference: What Keeps Counsel Up at Night, “Cyber Attacks on Business,” December 1, 2016.

Massachusetts Bar Association, Lifecycle of a Business Part III: Intellectual Property and Data Security and Privacy, “Federal Computer Crime and Privacy Statutes,” May 24, 2016.

Western New England School of Law, “Recent Developments in Cyber Law,” February 3, 2015.

Boston Security Conference, “A Cyber Law How-to Guide,” February 10, 2014.

National Information Security Group – Boston Chapter, “Staying Out of Prison: A Cyber Law How-to Guide,” September 18, 2013.

MCLE Conference on Sophisticated Issues in Massachusetts Family Law, “Cyber Issues in the Probate and Family Court: Authenticity, Legality and Admissibility,” February 27, 2013.


Representative Experience
Lead prosecutor in the prosecution of former U.S. Congressman Richard Renzi. In 2011, won a landmark legislative immunity decision in United States v. Renzi, 651 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2011). Awarded Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award for his work in the Renzi matter.

Chaired the U.S. delegation to the G8 Sub-Group on High-Tech Crime in Moscow (2006) and Berlin (2007)

Served as DOJ Resident Legal Advisor to the Russian Federation at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (1998-1999)