Bruce Levenson is involved in a lawsuit that he and several other members of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment (AHBE) group have filed against AIG, the NBA team’s former insurance company. Levenson and AHBE had sold the team to Tony Ressler and company back in early 2015, and in the aftermath of the final sale, they decided to buy out then General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, during the buyout talks with Ferry and AHBE, Ferry had filed a claim with AIG that was supposed to cover workplace related actions. AIG however, has not acknowledged the claim filed and will not pay out any compensation to Ferry and AHBE. This issue has been taken to court and Levenson and AHBE are suing for damages against AIG.
Bruce Levenson owned the Atlanta Hawks from 2004 to 2015, and according to ESPN, for several years also owned most of the shares of the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers. He also founded the media company, Unified Communications Group (UCG) and has also served on the board of several of its subsidiaries. He got his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington University, and also a degree in law from American University. He has also been on the board of BIA Digital Partners, a private equity and investment firm.
Levenson also values philanthropy and generosity, and has given back to local non-profit groups in the Washington D.C. area. He also has been actively involved at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, helping to start the “Bringing The Lessons Home” program for teaching young people the importance of the event, and equipping them to teach others about it. Levenson even brought the entire Atlanta Hawks basketball team to the museum in 2014 where his mother-in-law, a survivor of the event told her story of survival to them. Levenson also helped start the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland.