Mel Levine

Counsel, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Mel Levine, counsel in the Century City office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, served as a member of Congress from 1983 until 1993 and as a member of the California Assembly from 1977 to 1982. He is a president of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners, sits on the advisory board of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and is a director of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Levine founded and co-chaired Rebuild America. He is married to journalist Connie Bruck, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. They have four children.

Enjoy most: Helping people.

Toughest challenge: Career change.

Proudest moment: When my kids were born.

Most excited: The next generation.

Best advice: Be honest and relentless.

Beverage: Coca-Cola.

Car you drive: Pontiac GTO.

Alma Maters: AB, UC Berkeley; JD, Harvard; MPA, Princeton.

Fun fact: Still playing in an adult baseball league.

Bucket list: Visit Normandy.

Hobby/passion: Playing baseball.