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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 ERISA litigation, responses to government investigations, 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. In 2006, he received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Intra-Division Cooperation and Special Achievement Award. Andy also served for 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Andy has for several years been an instructor at the Lead Investigations Specialist Workshop, offered each year by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council in Arlington, Virginia.

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 10: Computer Crime.” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section: The State of Criminal Justice – 2006 (2007).

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


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)