PHOTO. Here is a picture of Mark Levy, Kilpatrick Stockton’s attorney dead from an alleged suicide claims legal press moments ago. Levy argued 16 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.
AmLaw Daily says the following of his death:
“Terrible news from Kilpatrick Stockton, where Mark Levy, head of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate litigation group, has apparently committed suicide at the firm’s offices, according to the Blog of Legal Times, an Am Law Daily sibling publication.”
Law.com has confirmation of a suicide at the same time at Levy’s death:
“According to Metropolitan Police Department officers near the firm’s offices at 607 14th Street N.W., a male individual committed suicide this morning at the 600 block of 14th Street N.W.”
Above the Law posted an internal e-mail reportedly “stating that the Metropolitan Police Department was responding to…
“an unconscious male with a gunshot wound to the head on the 11th floor.” ”
The firm is only stating:
“There was a death at Kilpatrick Stockton earlier today. At this point, it is inappropriate for us to comment further. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the attorney’s family and colleagues.”
No official confirmation of cause of death has been issued. Levy was deputy assistant Attorney General during the Clinton administration. His bio reads in part as follows:
Mark Levy is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office and chairs the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Practice. A graduate of Yale Law School, he served for five years in the Office of the Solicitor General and also was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. Among other appellate-related activities and organizations, Mr. Levy is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and a former member of the D.C. Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate American Inn of Court. He also is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law and teaches a seminar on appellate litigation.
Mr. Levy earned his J.D. at Yale Law School where he was the Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the Israel H. Peres Prize awarded annually by the faculty for the best student contribution published in the Yale Law Journal. His undergraduate degree is from Yale College, B.A., in Physics and Philosophy where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with honors with exceptional distinction.
Following graduation, Mr. Levy served one year as the law clerk to the Honorable Gerhard A. Gesell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was an associate at a Washington, D.C. firm for five years, and an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice for five years. Mr. Levy then became a partner at a large Chicago law firm where his practice focused on Supreme Court and appellate litigation.
In August 1993, Mr. Levy joined the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. He was responsible for the appellate litigation of the Division and supervised a staff of approximately 60 lawyers. During his tenure with the Clinton Administration, Mr. Levy argued a number of high-profile cases in the courts of appeals. In September 1995, he left the government to become a partner in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group at a large Washington, D.C. law firm where his practice involved briefing and arguing cases in the Supreme Court and in federal and state appellate courts.
Mr. Levy has spoken about the Supreme Court and appellate practice at a number of legal conferences and law school seminars. He also has made presentations to the American Bar Association Section on Litigation, the ABA Section on Torts, the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, the Fifth Circuit Bar Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Product Liability Advisory Council, the American Trucking Associations’ General Counsel Forum, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and Yale Law School. In addition, Mr. Levy has published several articles on substantive and procedural issues concerning the Supreme Court. He also frequently comments on the Supreme Court and a variety of legal issues in both the legal and general media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Dow Jones News Service, Financial Times, Forbes.com, Legal Times, the National Law Journal, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio News, and NPR/Marketplace. In addition, Mr. Levy has published several articles on substantive and procedural issues concerning the Supreme Court, and he writes a regular column on appellate litigation for the National Law Journal.
Mr. Levy is listed in various publications such as Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Litigation (Appellate), The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate), The Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C. (Appellate), Super Lawyers in Washington, DC (Appellate), Who’s Who Legal: USA – Commercial Litigation, and Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. He is a former Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Yale Law School Alumni Association.
Kilpatrick Stockton partner Dennis Gingold says the following of Levy’s passing:
“We in the legal community are losing someone who is hard to replace. This is a tough time.”
For his complete bio, click here.