Seth L. Levine
Seth Levine is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defense. As a former federal prosecutor, he is often called upon to provide representation and strategic counsel in high-stakes 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 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 has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers® and the Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers.
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- Federal Bar Council
- Member, Program Committee
- New York State Bar, Committee on White Collar Litigation
- Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Sentencing
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Federal Courts Committee
- Committee on Professional Discipline (2006-2010)
- UJA Criminal Law Group
- Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
- Eastern District Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Recent Speaking Engagements:
Mr. Levine was a panelist speaking on "Ethical Issues in Internal and External Investigations" at the Federal Bar Council's Winter Bench & Bar Conference, held on October 30, 2011.
Mr. Levine was a speaker at the Practising Law Institute's program, "Commercial Arbitration 2011: New Developments", held in New York on October 12, 2011. Mr. Levine spoke on comparisons and strategic considerations between litigating in court and before arbitral tribunals.
Mr. Levine was a speaker at a roundtable discussion sponsored by Willis for managed care and health care industry executives, "When the FBI is at the Door", on April 6, 2011.
Mr. Levine participated in a Dow Jones-sponsored webinar for private equity and venture capital professionals entitled "Insider Trading: What VC & PE Firms Must Do to Avoid Trouble" (March 3, 2011).