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Lev, Marina

Marina Lev

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

Marina Lev is a seasoned litigator and advocate, with over a decade of experience successfully representing and advising clients in high-risk and complex litigation, class actions, and various contractual disputes, with an emphasis on higher education.  Ms. Lev, who joined Quinn Emanuel in 2012, is one of the senior members of the firm’s Education Practice Group and has represented over a dozen universities in a multitude of lawsuits, including in COVID-19 related class action litigation, Title IX proceedings, intellectual property disputes, 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 expertise representing sovereign government clients, including structured finance litigation and intellectual property disputes.  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, antitrust matters, white collar criminal defense, employment litigation, and pro bono asylum work.

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Verizon
  • Boston University
  • Duke University
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • University of Southern California
  • 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.