Partner, Leftwich & Ludaway, LLCPhone: (202) 434-9131
Mr. Ivey is a partner at the D.C. law firm of Leftwich & Ludaway. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, Congressional and grand jury investigations, civil litigation, government relations, crisis management counseling and internal corporate investigations. He has extensive experience as a lobbyist at the federal, state and local levels for business interests, including Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Ivey was a prosecutor for twelve years. He was twice elected State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington. He has also been a partner at two American Law 100 firms: Venable and K&L Gates. He began his legal career as an associate at Gordon Feinblatt in Baltimore, Maryland.
In private practice, he has successfully represented clients involved in high-profile matters such as the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal, a federal fraud investigation involving environmental law violations, campaign finance irregularities in the 2010 District of Columbia Mayoral elections, a CEO involved in a federal public corruption investigation in Michigan, and a company accused of mortgage and credit card fraud. He has also led internal investigations involving the embezzlement of funds from a corporation’s employee benefits plan, an employee who stole money and clients from a media relations firm, and a highly sensitive sexual misconduct scandal at an elite prep school. He also represents corporations in business dispute, including allegations of breach of contract, civil RICO violations, and civil fraud.
A seasoned trial and appellate attorney, Mr. Ivey has handled over 45 jury trials in federal and state courts. He has written briefs and handled oral arguments in 15 appellate matters in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has also been involved with numerous grand jury investigations, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney.
Mr. Ivey is a veteran of Capitol Hill. He served as counsel during the Senate Whitewater investigations,as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Democratic Leader, as counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and as a senior legislative aide to a Congressman who is now the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat.
Mr. Ivey teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School Of Law since 1996, teaching courses on advanced criminal procedure, white collar criminal law, federal criminal law and Congressional investigations. He has also lectured on government and corporate ethics compliance strategies.
Mr. Ivey is the president of the Harvard Law School Association’s DC chapter, the chairman of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation and an elected member of the DC Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Mr. Ivey graduated from Princeton University (with honors), and Harvard Law School.