Michael Levin is an associate in the Technology Companies Group in Santa Monica with a passion for cleantech and social entrepreneurship.
Michael works with technology companies throughout all stages of their lifecycle, from pre-incorporation through angel, seed and growth financings to exit events, and with angel, venture and strategic investors in the technology sector.
Michael is particularly interested in cleantech and cares deeply about the environment. While in college at UC Berkeley, Michael studied various aspects of public transit, including policy mechanisms to encourage its use and consumer attitudes that inhibit its wider adoption, and interned in the office of Congresswoman and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Michael completed his graduate studies at Stanford University, earning his law degree with high pro bono distinction from Stanford Law and his master’s degree in environment and resources from Stanford Earth. He served as the Executive Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and on the board of the Environmental Law Society, wrote his master’s thesis on business models for electric vehicles, and was the grand prize winner of the Stanford Cleantech Challenge hackathon. While in law school, Michael was a research assistant for the ACLU's Immigrant Rights' Project, volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project, and assisted asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.
Michael maintains a robust pro bono practice, particularly in the areas of clean energy development, immigration and refugee law, and veterans assistance.