Mel Levine is counsel in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His legal practice concentrates on counseling clients on the Public Policy aspects of complex domestic and international transactions. Levine was named one of the “100 Most Influential” lawyers in California.
Levine served as a member of the United States Congress from 1983 until 1993 and as a member of the California Assembly from 1977 to 1982. Levine's Congressional committee assignments included the Committee on Foreign Affairs where he was especially engaged in U.S. foreign policy involving international trade and Middle East policy.
Levine is President of the Board of Commissioners of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
He founded and co-chaired Rebuild America, an educational foundation to improve American competitiveness. Between 1993 and 1997, Levine served, at the request of Vice President Gore, as co-President of Builders for Peace, the private sector effort to assist the Middle East peace process.
Levine received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University, and bachelor's degree cum laude from UC Berkeley.