Overview

Joshua D. Levine represents a broad spectrum of employers in federal and state courts. He is experienced in:

  • Complex litigation, class actions and PAGA cases
  • Harassment, wrongful termination, and discrimination lawsuits
  • Government contracting/FAR/DFARS issues
  • Workplace investigations
  • Legal compliance audits and advice

At Littler, Josh has played a key role in multiple complex and high profile cases for over a decade, including successfully litigating matters in trial courts throughout California. He has also successfully litigated cases to the California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court. In addition to litigation, Josh regularly advises leading national and international companies on navigating difficult federal and state compliance issues.

Prior to joining Littler, Josh served as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, working as lead counsel in more than 70 cases and advising top level military leadership. From 2009-2010, Josh deployed to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he served as the Deputy Judge Advocate (and acting Judge Advocate) for the Seventh Marine Regiment, including during Operations Moshtarak and Cobra’s Anger.

Before joining the Marine Corps, Josh worked as an attorney in the civil trial practice group at a prominent international civil defense firm in San Francisco. He was a judicial extern for the California Supreme Court and for the Hon. Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In law school, he was an Executive Editor of the Hastings Law Journal

Josh currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and has presented on employment law issues to in-house counsel and human resources personnel throughout the United States.

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

San Diego

Super Lawyers

2015

State Champion - Oral Argument

Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court

2005

Speaking Engagements

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2018 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 12, 2017

California Wage and Hour Update for Retailers

August 16, 2016

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Annual Full Day California Wage and Hour & Employment Law Seminar

San Diego Chapter of the American Payroll Association

2013-2015

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2005
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001With High Distinction

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California