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Joseph Leventhal Elected to Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

July 6, 2017
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP attorney Joseph Leventhal has been elected to the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in October.

Founded in 1920, the Federal Bar Association (FBA) is a voluntary professional organization of more than 18,000 members nationwide, including lawyers, judges, and law students who practice in the federal system or have an interest in federal law. The FBA seeks to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of federal practitioners, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public.

Leventhal was elected to the 15-member board of directors after having previously served as 9th Circuit vice president in addition to other roles within the organization. He is the director for Group 3, which is reserved for past chapter presidents. Leventhal was previously president of the San Diego Chapter, where he increased fundraising nearly 1,500 percent, held a record-breaking 22 CLE events, and launched the chapter’s first ever Women in Law Conference, among other accomplishments.

“It is truly an honor to serve on the FBA’s Board of Directors and be recognized by my peers for the work I’ve done to help elevate our organization at the national level,” Leventhal said. “I look forward to serving on the Board and working with my fellow directors to continue promoting the interests of all attorneys involved in federal law.”

Leventhal, office managing partner of Dinsmore’s San Diego office, is a litigator whose practice spans all areas of business litigation, including the defense of class actions, patent litigation, complex contract matters and white collar defense. Previously, he served as an attorney in the White House as deputy assistant to the vice president.