DiCello Levitt Continues Expansion by Adding Talent in 5 Offices

Oct 04, 2023

Leading national plaintiffs law firm follows aggressive growth strategy across U.S. offices, including mass tort, class action, securities, antitrust, personal injury, public client, whistleblower, civil rights, and commercial litigation

WASHINGTON—DiCello Levitt continues its rapid growth trajectory by adding attorney talent in five of its six offices.

Li Yu joined the New York office as a Partner to reinforce the firm’s appellate, health care and pharmaceutical fraud, financial and securities fraud, and whistleblower practices. Previously, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as Counsel for the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

David Burnett joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a Partner focusing on commercial litigation, product liability mass torts, securities class action, and environmental cases. For 16 years, he has represented plaintiffs against corporate giants in the banking, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors. He also allied with U.S. states and municipalities in cases arising from the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Steve Jodlowski joined the firm’s San Diego office as a Partner in the newly expanded Securities Litigation Practice Group. He brings a wealth of experience in a variety of cases involving securities fraud, antitrust and competition, corporate takeover, and commercial litigation.

“As we continue our ambitious growth strategy, our new Partners make us an even stronger force to reckon with when it comes to complex litigation across the board, from securities fraud to financial services, class action, and multidistrict litigation,” DiCello Levitt’s Co-Founding Partner Adam Levitt said. “Adding Li’s, David’s, and Steve’s substantial skill sets to our award-winning trial and complex issues lineup is a recipe for additional future success.”

“The firm has added more than 70 attorneys since its founding in 2017 and has won more than $20 billion for plaintiffs—we have created a law firm built on trust and respect, dedicated to obtaining justice for those who have been wronged by powerful defendants,” Founding Partner Mark DiCello said.

Following its strategic growth plan to build a strong foundation of legal expertise in complex litigation, class action, business litigation, personal injury cases, and whistleblower advocacy, DiCello Levitt also added two Senior Counsel and ten Associates over the summer months.

Rachel Bussett, a trial attorney focused on complex personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil and human rights cases, joined the firm’s Cleveland office as Senior Counsel.

Daniel R. Schwartz has deep experience in complex multidistrict and class action litigation, arbitrations, and public client work and reinforces the Senior Counsel ranks at DiCello Levitt’s Chicago office.

DiCello Levitt’s newly expanded associate class includes:

Chicago: Lamiaa Bitar, Anna Laird, Jeremy Levine-Drizin

Cleveland: Jordyn Parks, Mitch Laing.

San Diego: Hani Farah.

About DiCello Levitt

At DiCello Levitt, we’re dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through class action, mass tort, securities, public client, civil rights, antitrust, personal injury, commercial, and whistleblower litigation. Our lawyers are highly respected for their ability to litigate and win cases—whether by trial, settlement, or otherwise—for people who have suffered harm, corporations that have sustained significant economic losses, and public clients seeking to protect their citizens’ rights and interests. Every day, we put our reputations—and our capital—on the line for our clients.

DiCello Levitt has achieved top recognition as Plaintiffs Firm of the Year and Trial Innovation Firm of the Year by the National Law Journal, in addition to its top-tier Chambers and Benchmark ratings. For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and case resolutions, please visit www.dicellolevitt.com.

Media Contact

Christine Schiffner: (703) 862-5202 or cschiffner@dicellolevitt.com

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