Matthew L. Levine currently serves as Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement for the New York State Department of Financial Services. In that role Mr. Levine oversees complex investigations involving money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrime, virtual currency fraud, tax fraud, consumer fraud, and other conduct that constitutes violations of the New York Banking, Insurance and Financial Services laws. He also oversees major monitorships implemented by the Department at licensed financial institutions, and serves as the main point of contact for other criminal and civil governmental authorities that conduct investigations of financial institutions (both domestic and foreign). Additionally, Mr. Levine represents the Department in certain high impact litigation.
For nearly a decade, Mr. Levine served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and later in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In the Eastern District, Mr. Levine served as Acting Chief of the Business & Securities Fraud Section, supervising a group of federal prosecutors conducting major securities fraud, computer crime, tax fraud and other white-collar prosecutions. Mr. Levine began his career at the Justice Department as Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs under Attorney General Janet Reno, where he focused on law enforcement policy and relations with other federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Levine worked as a Litigation Associate at the New York City office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he represented corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal matters. Following his career at DOJ, Mr. Levine was a principal at Fish and Richardson’s New York City office, as well as a founding principal of his own law firm in New York City, where he represented corporate and individual clients in white collar, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Levine clerked for United States District Judge Barefoot Sanders in Dallas, Texas. He earned his J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, and a B.A. in Government at Lehigh University. Mr. Levine has been active in a number of professional societies, including the Federal Bar Council; the New York Council of Defense Lawyers; and the Copyright Society.