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Lev, Marina

Marina Lev

Direct Tel: +1 213-443-3842
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

Marina Lev is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. She joined the firm in 2012.

Ms. Lev’s practice focuses on complex litigation, class actions, and various contractual disputes, with an emphasis on higher education.  Ms. Lev is the Senior Coordinator of the firm’s Education Practice Group and has represented nearly a dozen universities in a multitude of lawsuits, including in COVID-19 related class action litigation, Title IX proceedings, and suits regarding other regulatory issueson both sides of the “v.” Her representations of university clients have twice been recognized with Honorable Mentions in AmLaw’s Litigator of the Week.

Ms. Lev also has extensive experience representing sovereign government clients, including structured finance litigation and intellectual property litigation on behalf of agencies of the United States and the Russian Federation.  On behalf of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Ms. Lev has helped to recover over $25 billion based upon claims arising from residential mortgage-backed securitizations against a range of financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and others. 

Her professional experience also includes general commercial disputes, white-collar criminal defense, employment litigation, and pro bono asylum work.

  • Columbia Law School
    (J.D., 2012)
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Princeton University
    (A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2009)
  • The State Bar of New York
  • The State Bar of California
  • Russian

“Sitting at the Front of the Class: The Importance of Timely Opt Outs,” Business Law Today, 2018.