Seth Levine, Partner, Levine Lee LLP

212 257 4040 direct


Bar Admissions:

New York

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

Director, Federal Bar Foundation

Federal Bar Council

  • Program Committee
  • Federal Criminal Practice Committee

New York State Bar Association

  • Committee on White Collar Litigation

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Federal Courts Committee (2011-2013)
  • Committee on Professional Discipline (2006-2010)

UJA Criminal Law Group

  • Chair, Executive Committee

UJA Lawyers Division

  • Executive Committee

Eastern District Association

  • Board Member

Eastern District Civil Litigation Fund

  • Board Member

American Bar Association

New York Council of Defense Lawyers

Seth L. Levine

Seth L. Levine is a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defense. He is often called upon to provide representation and strategic counsel in high-stakes litigation matters and other crisis situations. Chambers USA has described Mr. Levine as “incredibly impressive, a zealous advocate and a pleasure to work with.”

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 U.S. Attorney in the U.S. 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, health care and tax fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Mr. Levine received the Director's Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. 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 U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Levine practiced 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, U.S. 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 The Legal 500, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and the Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers.