Manuel Levitt

Manny Levitt is a member of Venable's Regulatory Practice in the Washington, DC office, where he focuses on international trade. He primarily works on matters related to regulations administered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Manny also has experience addressing compliance and due diligence issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), assisting with internal investigations, and responding to inquiries from federal agencies.

Manny graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal and the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Association. During his second year, he was awarded a Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship, during which he studied Mandarin and took courses on Chinese legal institutions and Chinese business law. He also interned at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and participated in the GW-Oxford International Human Rights Law Program.

Prior to law school, Manny spent several years working at government relations and global risk advisory firms in Washington, DC and Beijing. He speaks Mandarin and served as an English Writing and International Trade instructor at Beijing Union University's Business Campus.




  • J.D. with honors The George Washington University Law School 2017
    • Member, Public Contracts Law Journal
  • B.A. International Affairs cum laude The George Washington University 2010
    • Minor: Chinese language and literature

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee


  • Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship, The George Washington University Law School, 2015 - 2016