Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Levy has served the Eastern District of New York since 1995.
He is a consultant in mediation for the Federal Judicial Center and judicial director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs in the Eastern District of New York. Previously, Levy has served as general counsel to the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, as senior staff attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union, and as director of the Mental Health Law Project at the New York Civil Liberties Union.
His publications include The Rights of People with Mental Disabilities (with Leonard S. Rubenstein), Southern Illinois University Press, 1996, and Hidden Suffering: Romania’s Segregation and Abuse of Infants and Children with Disabilities, Mental Disability Rights International, 2006. Levy has conducted numerous fact-finding investigations in Eastern Europe and Northern Ireland for the Human Rights Watch and has written reports on such issues as ethnic violence and discrimination, conditions of pretrial detention, and freedom of the press and broadcast media. He has lectured on civil and criminal forfeiture for the Department of Justice at training conferences for judges and prosecutors, during meetings in Thailand in 2002 and in Panama in 2004. Levy is an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.
Levy holds a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Harvard College.