William H. Levit Jr.

Position:  Principal, Levit ADR LLC, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Former Partner, Claims Counsel and Loss Prevention Counsel, Chair International Practice Group, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Former Director and Chair Litigation Practice Group.  Milwaukee, WI, USA
Education:  LLB Harvard Law School 1967; MA International Relations University of California (Berkeley) 1962; Ford Foundation Fellow, South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania 1960-1961; BA Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University 1960
ADR Experience: Have acted as arbitrator and mediator in scores of disputes. Member CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and CPR General Counsel, Insurance, Health Care and Life Sciences, Challenge and Franchise Law Panels; Member of American Arbitration Association International; Large, Complex Case; Commercial and Mediation Panels; ICC Panel of Arbitrators; Fellow College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); Substitute Arbitrator, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (The Hague 1984-1988). Have acted as counsel in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA, CPR, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Vienna) and Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal Rules. Have had extensive arbitrator training from AAA, NASD, NYSE and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and 2 multi-day CPR Mediator Training Courses as well as AAA Mediator Training.
Prior Work: Secretary and General Counsel of Rexnord Inc. (Fortune 250 Company), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Partner Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York City and Los Angeles); Associate Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York City) and U.S. Foreign Service Officer (New Delhi)
Miscellaneous: Member American Law Institute; by appointment of the Governor of Wisconsin, Trustee State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which is one of the country's largest public pension plans (May 2003-September 2015); listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation) and through 2014 in Chambers and Partners Directory of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (most recently under Commercial Litigation-Senior Statesman); Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Wisconsin Law Foundation; President, Seventh Circuit Bar Association (2002-2003). Have lectured on a wide variety of legal subjects for the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, Wisconsin State Bar, Practicing Law Institute, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, State of Wisconsin Investment Board Directors’ Summit; Corporate Practice Institute and Machinery & Allied Products Institute, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ernst & Young and World Pension Forum.
Areas of Expertise: Arbitration and mediation; antitrust and trade regulation; distribution and franchise law; securities; corporate and commercial law; insurance coverage and bad faith; reinsurance; accounting and legal malpractice, Native American Law, and international transactions.
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