Rollins Announces Appointment of First Assistant U.S. Attorney

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BOSTON – U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins announced that Joshua S. Levy has been appointed to serve as First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Levy was formally sworn-in today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV.

“Mr. Levy has distinguished himself as someone with outstanding character, judgment and expertise,” said U.S. Attorney Rollins. “His decades as a litigator on a wide range of criminal and civil matters have allowed him to cultivate an excellent legal acumen that will be an invaluable asset to me and this Office. Mr. Levy is a tireless and dedicated attorney, and I am confident that his breadth of experience will serve this District well. I look forward to working closely with him in this new capacity.”

Mr. Levy has over 25 years of legal experience and, prior to his appointment as First Assistant U.S. Attorney, was a partner at the global law firm, Ropes & Gray LLP and co-chair of the firm’s global Litigation and Enforcement practice group. At Ropes & Gray, Mr. Levy specialized in white-collar and complex civil litigation – particularly in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device and Health IT industries. In 2016, he was named as one of the Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and, in 2021, he was named co-managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Boston office.

Previously, Mr. Levy was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, from 1997 to 2004, serving in the Criminal Division’s Economic Crimes Unit. There, he prosecuted a wide range of white-collar crimes including health care fraud, securities and investor fraud, terrorism financing and environmental crimes.

Mr. Levy spent the first four years of his legal career at Ropes & Gray LLP. During that time, Mr. Levy was assigned a six-month rotation with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in the Cambridge District Court. Prior to that, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Harold Herman Greene with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Levy graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992, where he was associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University in 1987.

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