Mel 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. He is currently counsel in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Levine was named one of the “100 Most Influential” lawyers in California, and was recently recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Administrative and Regulatory Law.
Among his leadership affiliations, Mel Levine is President of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners, a member of the Advisory Board of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California (Berkeley), and a Director of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has served as U.S. Chair of the U.S.-Israel-Palestinian “Anti- Incitement” committee established by the Wye Plantation peace agreement, and as a Presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He was a U.S. government appointee to the U.S. – Israel Science and Technology Advisory Commission, served as President of the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel, and as Board Chair of the Los Angeles Police Foundation.