Loyola Law School, J.D., 2004
Honors: Order of the Coif; Chief Note and Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Columbia University, B.A., 1992
Complex Litigation, Business Law
Admitted: State Bar of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.
Ms. MikoLevine joined Neufeld Marks in April 2014 and provides legal services in civil litigation, including business/commercial and environmental litigation. Ms. MikoLevine has significant experience at all stages of complex litigation, including strategy, pleading, fact development, discovery, motion practice, pre-trial, trial, and appeal in California state and federal courts (and beyond). She has experience litigating and counseling on behalf of a broad array of clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 15 companies, individuals to municipalities, and civil rights litigants to industrial manufacturers.
Her diverse experience includes the defense of a public employee accused of sexual harassment; the representation of an entrepreneurial client whose insurer denied coverage in a suit involving an arms manufacturer; the representation of public entities in a complex breach of contract dispute; and the representation of the non-operating investors in the Macondo oil well against claims for damages asserted by tens of thousands of private parties, and by federal and state governments, arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. MikoLevine was also lead counsel in a federal district court jury trial involving the violation of a former prison inmate’s constitutional rights.
Prior to joining Neufeld Marks, Ms. MikoLevine spent nine years as an attorney at Am Law 100 firm Bingham McCutchen (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius), where she focused on complex, multi-party litigation, often in the environmental context, and was a recognized mentor and pro bono committee member. Ms. MikoLevine served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew in the United States Federal District Court, Central District of California during law school. She attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, on a full public interest scholarship and graduated in the top 10% of her class, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, served as the Chief Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and was a student mediator. She was the recipient of Loyola’s Alumni Pro Bono Award in 2009. Before going to law school, Ms. MikoLevine worked at a rape crisis center in Santa Barbara for five years providing training to volunteers, the medical community, and law enforcement. She was also a photojournalist in Mexico for two years, and is conversational in Spanish. Originally from Boston, Ms. MikoLevine received her B.A. in history from Columbia University in New York City.
Ms. MikoLevine has been honored by Thomson Reuters from 2012-2015 as a southern California “Rising Star”, a distinction limited to no more than 2.5% of eligible attorneys under age 40, and based on peer nomination and review.