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Variety Honors Southwestern Alumni April 17, 2013
Variety Honors Southwestern Alumni

Variety has named Southwestern alumnus Wayne Levin '88 as its 2013 Legal Leadership honoree. Mr. Levin, Chief Strategic Officer and General Counsel for Lionsgate, has played an integral role in the film company's success. He is also one of the most invested supporters of Southwestern's expansive entertainment and media law program.

Mr. Levin has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern for more than 15 years, teaching popular courses in Financing and Distributing Independent Films, and Motion Picture Production Law. He also co-chairs the law school's Biederman Institute Executive Board, and in 2010, he was elected to serve on Southwestern's Board of Trustees. He is featured in this story in Variety.

Additionally, Southwestern alumni P. John Burke '76, Neville Johnson '75 and Daniel Petrocelli '80 were included in Variety's "Legal Impact Report," which features top litigators, in-house counsel and transactional attorneys in the entertainment industry. Southwestern Professor John Tehranian is also included in this prestigious group.

Alumni from 23 law schools were represented in the "Legal Impact Report." Southwestern, with four graduates in the list, had one of the larger contingents after Columbia (7), USC (6) and Berkeley, Harvard and UCLA (each with 5), with other schools at one or two grads.