Blank Rome Expands Corporate Practice in NY

NEW YORK — The law firm Blank Rome LLP announced that Samuel Levy has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Litigation group. Mr. Levy focuses his practice on all aspects of general commercial and business litigation. He comes to Blank Rome from Wuersch & Gering LLP and is based in the Firm’s New York office, which recently welcomed more than 10 attorneys from Dickstein Shapiro as well as insurance coverage partner Lisa Campisi.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Sam to Blank Rome,” said Alan Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner. “Sam’s experience in the retail and luxury goods sector will be a fantastic addition to our nationally recognized corporate litigation practice.”

In addition to his general commercial litigation and arbitration work with multinational companies, Mr. Levy has extensive experience in the luxury retail space. In this area, he frequently works on licensing, antitrust, and commercial disputes between manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. He provides business counsel to foreign manufacturers, particularly in Italy and Switzerland, on operating in and complying with U.S. federal and state laws, as well as advice on how to target U.S. buyers and make an impact on the U.S. retail environment.

“With a well-regarded practice and extensive experience in the retail sector, we’re confident that Sam will be an excellent addition to our team,” said Harris N. Cogan, Chair of the Corporate Litigation group. “Additionally, his overall litigation experience—which spans complex contract, licensing and distribution, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, real estate, and general business matters—further complements our litigation group.”

“I am excited to join the team of seasoned attorneys at Blank Rome,” said Mr. Levy. “I have been seeking a national platform and expanded offerings for my clients as their legal needs have grown nationally in scope, complexity, and size. The geographical reach and depth of knowledge at Blank Rome will help expand my practice and service offering to include tax, intellectual property, and labor and employment matters, among others. I have known Blank Rome for years and look forward to working with all of my new colleagues throughout the Firm’s offices and practices.”

Outside of his legal work, Mr. Levy served on the Millburn Township Board of Education for seven years, two of those years as board president. During his tenure, Mr. Levy safeguarded the Township’s public schools’ reputations and helped to advance their achievements as a Blue Ribbon institution, an achievement recognized by the White House.

Mr. Levy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and his J.D.

Founded in 1946, Blank Rome is based in Philadelphia with 14 offices and over 600 attorneys.