With more than three decades of legal experience, Gregg Levin represents domestic and foreign institutional investors and union pension funds in corporate governance, directorial misconduct and securities fraud matters.
Gregg's investigative, research and writing skills have supported Motley Rice as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous securities and shareholder derivative actions, including cases involving HP, Avon, and Cintas Corporation. Gregg manages complaint and brief writing for class action deal cases, shareholder derivative suits and securities fraud class actions.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Gregg represented institutional investors in securities fraud actions and shareholder derivative actions in federal and state courts across the country, including the WorldCom, Telxon and Global Crossing cases. He also served as corporate counsel to a Delaware Valley-based retail corporation from 1996-2003, where he handled corporate compliance matters and internal investigations.
In 2019, Gregg was appointed as a Vice President of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, a foundation whose goals include supplementing the resource-limited SEC by educating the public on the importance of private securities fraud litigation in maintaining corporate accountability. Since its inception in the 1990s, the institute has presented and published papers that have been cited in more than 60 federal cases, including several in the U.S. Supreme Court. Appearing in the media to discuss a variety of securities matters, Gregg has also presented in educational forums, including at the Ethics and Transparency in Corporate America Webinar held by the National Association of State Treasurers.
Gregg is a published author on corporate governance and accountability issues, having written significant portions of the treatise Shareholder Activism Handbook (Aspen Publishers, November 2005), as well as several other articles of interest to institutional investors, including:
- "In re Cox Communications: A Suggested Step in the Wrong Direction" (Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, September 2005)
- "Does Corporate Governance Matter to Investment Returns?" (Corporate Accountability Report, September 23, 2005)
- "In re Walt Disney Co. Deriv. Litig. and the Duty of Good Faith under Delaware Corporate Law" (Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, September 2006)
- "Proxy Access Takes Center Stage: The Second Circuit's Decision in American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Employees Pension Plan v. American International Group, Inc." (Bloomberg Law Reports, February 5, 2007)
- "Investor Litigation in the U.S. -- The System is Working" (Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, February 2007)
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1987
B.A. magna cum laude, University of Rochester, 1984
- District of Columbia
- South Carolina
Admitted to Practice Before
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, District of Massachusetts, and the Eastern District of Michigan
Institute for Law and Economic Policy, Vice President