LEVI M. DOWNING
Associate
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LEVI M. DOWNING Associate

Levi Downing is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  He focuses his practice on litigation.

Part of team representing a major European construction services company in an arbitration against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C.

Member of a team representing a Nigerian company in an action against Nigeria, filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to enforce an arbitration award and a U.K. judgment confirming the award. The court ruled that both the award and the judgment are enforceable, and issued a judgment for approximately $276 million in favor of the client.

Part of a team that successfully obtained temporary and preliminary enforcement in Delaware of a worldwide asset freeze issued by the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division Commercial Court in London, in connection with a London arbitration.

Part of a team representing a famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer in an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals from a motion for contempt of an injunctive order.

Assisted in defending various clients against claims of employment discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and marital status.

Assisted in obtaining a favorable settlement of disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a major telecommunications company

Assisted in advising a leading manufacturing and trading company on its potential liability under The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act in connection with its purchase of substantially all of the assets of a manufacturer in bankruptcy.

About

Levi Downing is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  He focuses his practice on litigation.

Experience

Part of team representing a major European construction services company in an arbitration against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C.

Member of a team representing a Nigerian company in an action against Nigeria, filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to enforce an arbitration award and a U.K. judgment confirming the award. The court ruled that both the award and the judgment are enforceable, and issued a judgment for approximately $276 million in favor of the client.

Part of a team that successfully obtained temporary and preliminary enforcement in Delaware of a worldwide asset freeze issued by the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division Commercial Court in London, in connection with a London arbitration.

Part of a team representing a famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer in an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals from a motion for contempt of an injunctive order.

Assisted in defending various clients against claims of employment discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and marital status.

Assisted in obtaining a favorable settlement of disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a major telecommunications company

Assisted in advising a leading manufacturing and trading company on its potential liability under The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act in connection with its purchase of substantially all of the assets of a manufacturer in bankruptcy.

Practices

Publications
December 2016 | Books
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed. 2016)
November 2015 | Books
Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition (2015)