Adina C. Levine

Adina is a commercial litigation lawyer with over fifteen years of experience in all aspects of litigation including pre-litigation negotiations, drafting complaints, discovery and depositions, arbitrations and mediation, trial and appellate work.

Adina has represented M&A plaintiffs and defendants in various jurisdictions, including in New York state courts, Delaware state courts, and federal courts. Adina has successfully defended against shareholder motions for a preliminary injunction to enjoin a merger following expedited discovery, as well as successfully defeated a class action in going-private transaction, successfully argued against expedited discovery in a shareholder challenge to a corporate merger, participated in numerous mediations for a shareholder challenges based on breach of fiduciary duty, and obtained a dismissal in advancement action. In addition, Adina has taught a law school practice court on M&A Litigation.

Adina has represented hedge funds, financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, accounting firms, corporate executives, insurance companies, computer programmers, start-ups, and individuals engaged in personal disputes.  She has litigated Lanham Act trademark claims, copyright disputes, and theft of trade secrets for a computer algorithm; drafted insurance coverage letters regarding representation and warranties in M&A transactions; drafted and filed motions in limine in high-profile criminal trials; filed Daubert motions challenging expert qualifications in a false advertising case; defended an individual financial executive in a criminal complaint alleging violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; represented plaintiff in pharmaceutical litigation in California over a failed joint-venture to develop a drug to ameliorate psoriasis; and has participated in a contentious bankruptcy litigation on behalf of Committee of Unsecured Creditors for underwriter for residential mortgage-backed securities.

Adina also has extensive experience in contractual disputes and securities litigation. At her previous firm, Adina defended a digital service provider in Section 10(b) claims against the company and individual defendants based on financial statements made concerning activities in foreign countries, as well as defending a private investment firm in plaintiff class action under Sections 11 and 12. Adina also represented a landlord in a breach of contract dispute in New York state court, represented employees in their claims against their former partner in New York and Connecticut courts, and arbitrated a contract claim on behalf of a financial advisor before Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS).

In her free time, Adina is an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women where she teaches a variety of law courses including Constitutional Law, Women and the Law and a comparative law course between American law and Talmudic law.  

The matters discussed above include representations at previous employers.


  • Harvard Law Record, Managing Editor
  • Harvard Defenders
  • Negotiation Law Journal
  • Yeshiva University, Stern College, B.A.


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Associate
  • Touro Law School, Adjunct Professor