Seth Levine is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defence. Mr Levine, a former federal prosecutor, is often called upon to provide representation and strategic counsel in highstakes litigation matters and other crisis situations.
Mr Levine, a co-founder of Levine Lee LLP, has represented clients in governmental and internal investigations relating to securities, accounting and other financial issues, insider trading, antitrust, health care, mortgage products, intellectual property and political activities. He has also represented entities and individuals who have been the victims of crimes, to ensure that their rights are protected and respected. His civil practice includes securities and derivative litigation, antitrust, the Fair Labor Standards Act, contract disputes, business torts and other commercial matters.
For over five years, Mr Levine served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he directed complex investigations, tried cases and argued appeals relating to securities and accounting fraud, bank, wire, healthcare and tax fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Mr Levine received the Director's Award from the United States Department of Justice for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.
After his government service, Mr Levine was a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP where he served as the Vice-Chair of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation Practice Group. Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Mr Levine practised at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he focused on antitrust and other complex litigation and counseling matters.
Mr Levine graduated from the University of Chicago Law School (Karl Llewellyn Memorial Cup for outstanding oral advocacy) and the University of Rochester. After law school, he clerked for the Hon Barbara B Crabb, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Mr Levine has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in New York by New York SuperLawyers 100®. He has also been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and the Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers.
Mr Levine is admitted in New York, and to practise before the US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is a Director of the Federal Bar Foundation, and a member of the Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, UJA Criminal Law Group, UJA Lawyers Division, Eastern District Association, American Bar Association, and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.