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Overview

Sara Levy is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Insurance Practice Group.

Sara’s practice focuses on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including insurance defense, commercial litigation, class actions, securities litigation, real estate litigation, labor and employment litigation and product liability matters.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
    • Hofstra Law Review – Associate Editor
    • Dean’s List (2003-2004)
    • Hofstra Law Honors Scholarship
    • Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Competition, 2004
  • Faculte de Droit de l’Universite de Nice, Study Abroad Program, 2003
  • New York University, B.A., Politics, Journalism, 2002
    • General Studies Program Merit Scholarship
    • King Spirit Merit Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Broward County Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • The Florida Bar, 2007 – Present
    • Business Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2013 – Present
  • Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011 & 2013
  • Recipient, “Empire Counsel Award,” New York State Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Recipient, Winston & Strawn LLP, “Pro Bono Award,” 2005-2006
  • First prize local winner and second prize national winner, Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Competition for paper entitled: Aimster, Grokster, and the Contributory Infringement Knowledge Requirement: “When a Little Knowledge is Not Such a Dangerous Thing,” 2004

Presentations

  • Speaker, “2010, An Opinion Odyssey: The Year In Title Insurance Case Law,” Florida Land Title Association Claims Avoidance Roundtable, St. Petersburg, FL (April 14, 2010)
  • Speaker, “An Approach To Title Insurance Claims,” Fidelity Financial Group, Omaha, Nebraska (July 28, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Bad Faith Preventative Measures,” Assurant Solutions, Miami, FL (June 18, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Don’t These Judges Ever Stop Writing? This Year’s Case Update,” Florida Land Title Association, Orlando, FL (April 22, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Discovery Issues,” Florida Bar Speakers Bureau, Broward County Chapter of Paralegal Association of Florida, Broward County Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 11, 2009)
  • Speaker, “2008 Case Law Update: Title Insurance, Real Property and Commercial Cases,” Florida Land Title Association, Orlando, FL (April 15, 2008)
  • Speaker, “2007 Case Law Update,” Florida Land Title Association Claims Avoidance Roundtable, Orlando, FL (April 19, 2007)

Languages

  • Hebrew (fluent)
  • Spanish (conversant)

Practice Areas

Industries

Publications

  • Co-Author, “2010 – An Opinion Odyssey: The Year in Title Insurance Case Law,” paper presented to Florida Land Title Association (April 14, 2010)
  • Co-Author, “Don’t These Judges Ever Stop Writing? This Year’s Case Update on Title Insurance, Real Property and Commercial Cases,” paper presented to Florida Land Title Association (April 22, 2009)
  • Co-Author, “2008 Case Law Update: Title Insurance, Real Property and Commercial Cases,” paper presented to Florida Land Title Association (April 15, 2008)
  • Co-Author, “2007 Case Law Update,” paper presented to Florida Land Title Association (April 19, 2007)
  • Author, “The Patriot Act Grand Jury Disclosure Exception: A Proposal for Reconciling Civil Liberty and Law Enforcement Concerns,” Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law (2005)
  • Author, “The SEC, the States and Attorney Conduct Rules: An Analysis of Preemption Issues,” 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 1681 (2004)