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Katherine Anne Levine
Candidate for the
NYC Civil Court
(Kings County, 6th District)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Katherine A. Levine is a senior counsel in the New York State United Teachers where she has worked for 23 years. She has extensive litigation experience in labor, education, constitutional, and administrative law at the federal and state, trial and appellate levels. She wom a $1.35 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who was wrongfully discharged for exercising her First Amendment right to speak and recently won a case of first impression before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit . She represented the Yonkers Federation of Teachers during the remedy phase of the Yonkers desegregation case. Ms. Levine has given a number of presentations on the First Amendment and academic freedom. Ms. Levine has served on the Board of Directors of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA and on the Regional Board of the Anti Defamation League. She is active in her synagogue and is on the School Leadership Team of P.S. 215. She also serves as a judge on the NYU Law School’s Moot Court Board and as an arbitrator in Brooklyn Small Claim’s Court. She is the proud mother of Sophia (10 years old) and Moira (4 years old ) and wife of Dr. Monty N. Weinstein.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site
  • Cornell University, School of Ind'l & Labor Relations , B.S. , 1975
  • NYU School of Urban Planning , ,
  • University of Maryland Law School Notes & Comments Editor - Law Review , J.D. , 1979
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1980
  • N.Y. State United Teachers, senior counsel
Professional Experience
  • NEW YORK CITY LAW DEPARTMENT,1981-84. .Defended municipal agencies, including Departments of Consumer Affairs, Police, Corrections, City Planning and Bd. of Standards and Appeals in all phases of litigation at state supreme and federal district court..
  • National Labor Relations Board - Office of Appeals and Review - Washington D.C 1979-1981. Conducted final-level administrative review of unfair labor practice charges, and drafted memoranda setting forth legal theories and policy considerations. fir General Counsel.
  • NYC Human Rights Commission, 1975-76. Intern . Investigated and researched charges of discriminatiion in housing and employment and assisted attornies in drafting charges.

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