Theodore Levine 

THEODORE A. LEVINE - 2004 Recipient

ASECA is proud to announce that Theodore A. Levine, counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, has been selected as the twelfth recipient of the William O. Douglas Award.

Mr. Levine's legal career began at the SEC, which he joined as a trial lawyer in 1969. He remained there for 14 years, rising to the position of Associate Director in the Division of Enforcement. Along with way, Mr. Levine was responsible for initiating many of the Commission's most significant cases during that period. In February 1984, Mr. Levine joined the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering where he was partner in the firm's securities group for nine years. Mr. Levine joined PaineWebber in 1993 and served as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel for 10 years.

Mr. Levine is a member of the American Bar Association, and has served in leadership positions in numerous civic, legal, and industry organizations. Mr. Levine is currently President of the SEC Historical Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society, on the Program Advisory Board for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, on American Bar Association committees on the federal regulation of securities, and on the Securities Institute Advisory Committee of the Practicing Law Institute, among many other organizations. He has over the years been a frequent speaker and lecturer on the securities laws, ind has in private practice counseled the industry's leading securities firms.

Mr. Levine earned his bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School.