U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins announced that Joshua S. Levy has been appointed to serve as First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Levy was formally sworn-in today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. Mr. Levy has over 25 years of legal experience and, prior to his appointment as First Assistant U.S. Attorney, was a partner at the global law firm, Ropes & Gray LLP and co-chair of the firm’s global Litigation and Enforcement practice group. At Ropes & Gray, Mr. Levy specialized in white-collar and complex civil litigation – particularly in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device and Health IT industries. In 2016, he was named as one of the Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and, in 2021, he was named co-managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Boston office. Previously, Mr. Levy was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, from 1997 to 2004, serving in the Criminal Division’s Economic Crimes Unit. There, he prosecuted a wide range of white-collar crimes including health care fraud, securities and investor fraud, terrorism financing and environmental crimes. Mr. Levy spent the first four years of his legal career at Ropes & Gray LLP. During that time, Mr. Levy was assigned a six-month rotation with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in the Cambridge District Court. Prior to that, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Harold Herman Greene with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.