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Jonathan Levine
Jonathan Levine
(415) 981-4800
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Jonathan K. Levine is a partner at Girard Gibbs specializing in the prosecution of securities and financial fraud cases. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Mr. Levine has served in a leadership capacity in numerous complex class actions in federal courts throughout the United States and in state courts in California.

Mr. Levine has successfully prosecuted over 20 securities fraud actions, including cases of complex accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes and shareholder derivative actions against corporate officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty. He represents SEC whistleblowers, as well as consumers who have been victimized by timeshare companies, often through the imposition of unreasonable restrictions, unfair changes to timeshare rules, and unauthorized charges and fees. In addition, Mr. Levine has represented consumers in several data security breach class actions.

He regularly speaks on issues involving securities litigation under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, consumer fraud and predatory lending litigation, computer discovery and electronic data retention risk control class actions. He was selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2013.

Current Cases - Leadership Positions
Significant Recoveries
  • Providian Credit Card Cases
    • Helped to obtain one of the largest class action recoveries in the United States arising out of consumer credit card litigation ($105 million)
  • Rosen v. Macromedia, Inc. ($48 million settlement)
    • Helped secure significant recovery on behalf of investors in Macromedia, Inc.
  • In re Gupta Corporation Securities Litigation ($15 million settlement)
    • Litigated securities claims on behalf of investors in Gupta Corporation.
  • Provenz v. Miller ($15 million settlement)
    • Litigated securities claims on behalf of investors in MIPS Technologies.
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Professional Information
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1985
  • Member, Council of Institutional Investors
  • Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Former Member, Committee on Federal Courts, State Bar of California
  • Past Chair, Subcommittee on Officers and Directors Liability, American Bar Association Section on Litigation
Court Admissions
  • California
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit
    • Fourth Circuit
    • Ninth Circuit
    • Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern District of California
    • Southern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Eastern District of California
    • District of Colorado
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of Texas
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Featured Speaker, Successful Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses
E-Mail and Voice Mail Discovery Issues
Discovery Techniques in Commercial Litigation and Recent Developments In the Rules of Discovery