Markham Leventhal has a national litigation practice defending financial institutions, insurers, and other sophisticated businesses in federal and state courts across the United States. A member of the bars of New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Florida, and Mississippi, Markham has defended more than 150 class actions and has extensive experience managing multijurisdictional class action litigation, high-stakes punitive damages litigation, and the simultaneous defense of multiple civil actions along with parallel regulatory proceedings. He has served as lead or national coordinating counsel in 29 states, the District of Columbia, multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals, and has argued before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Markham is frequently called upon to defend class actions and other high-exposure cases involving claims of fraud, inadequate disclosure, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, bad faith, regulatory violations, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, and alleged statutory violations of ERISA, RICO, the TCPA, the FLSA, privacy statutes, antitrust statutes, and state consumer protection laws. His litigation experience includes insurance coverage litigation, reinsurance litigation, securities litigation, unfair competition, fraudulent transfer litigation, trademark and copyright infringement, arbitration, and federal and state court appeals.