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Seth L. Levine

Levine Lee LLP

New York City, NY, USA

Seth L. Levine is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and co-founder of the litigation firm Levine Lee LLP, which focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defense. Mr. Levine, a former federal prosecutor, is often called upon to provide representation and strategic counsel in high-stakes litigation matters and other crisis situations.

Prior to co-founding Levine Lee LLP, 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. Mr. Levine 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.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Levine practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, 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 was selected for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 New York Super Lawyers® Metro Edition list in the areas of criminal defense: white collar, business litigation and securities litigation.

Bar Admissions:
New York
U. S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


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