Friday, May 1, 2009

Mark Levy, Cobell Trust Attorney, Dead of Suicide in DC

Attorney who worked on Cobell case found dead in DC
Friday, May 1, 2009

Mark Levy, a prominent attorney who had worked on the Cobell trust fund case, was found dead in his office in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Authorities treated the case as a suicide.

Levy, 59, headed the chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy practice at Kilpatrick Stockton. According to news reports, he was being laid off yesterday.

"We in the legal community are losing someone who is hard to replace," Dennis Gingold, who has served as lead counsel in the Cobell case, . told The Legal Times. "This is a tough time."

Levy argued 16 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued the Cobell case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is due to hear the case once again on May 11.

Kilpatrick Stockton employs several other attorneys who work on the Cobell case, including Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation.

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