Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Ami Leventis

Legal Writing Instructor

J.D. (2001) University of Virginia School of Law
B.A. (1995) University of Virginia

Ami Leventis regularly teaches Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I and II to first-year students. She also teaches Advanced Legal Writing, Introduction to Drafting Business Agreements, and Drafting Business Agreements Workshop to second- and third-year students.

Prior to joining the faculty, Ms. Leventis practiced as an associate and then as a contract attorney for Gunderson, Dettmer, LLP in Menlo Park, California. She primarily represented emerging growth companies in various industries, including software, hardware, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.

In practice, Ms. Leventis negotiated and drafted agreements for intellectual property licensing, joint development, product distribution, and other corporate partnering transactions. She also advised clients on a variety of complex intellectual property matters, including in connection with venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other strategic investment arrangements. Ms. Leventis also counseled clients regarding general commercial matters, such as product development and employee and contractor relationships.

Ms. Leventis received her B.A. in Environmental Sciences with a minor in French from the University of Virginia in 1995 and later returned to the University of Virginia School of Law, earning her J.D. in 2001. She is a member of the California Bar, admitted in 2001.

Courses Taught

Ami Leventis

Room 316
USC School of Law
701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
v 803-777-5312
leventis@law.sc.edu