Deneese Walia Levin is a corporate partner who primarily focuses her practice on debt financing transactions. Deneese represents private equity groups, commercial lending institutions and other private and public companies in connection with the negotiation, structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings, and loan workouts and restructurings, including debtor-in-possession financings. 


Thought Leadership


Guest Moderator, "The Legal Profession in the Metrics Age," The American Bar Foundation, Metrics, Diversity, and Law: 2016 Conference of The Research Group on Legal Diversity, May 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

National Association of Women Lawyers 

American Bar Association 

Illinois Bar 


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.2003
  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Political Science & American Culture1997