About Levine Lee

Levine Lee LLP is widely recognized as one of the most prominent litigation boutiques handling some of the nation’s most significant and contentious securities litigation, white collar criminal, and complex civil litigation matters. As highlighted by Benchmark Litigation, our firm “has made a distinct impression on the legal landscape – including much larger community peers,” with our lawyers being recognized as “tenacious” and “brilliant” tacticians.

Levine Lee, as profiled by Chambers USA, has “particular strength in securities litigation” and a “strong track record” in “high-stakes white collar and government investigations.” Chambers USA notes, with respect to these matters, “clients trust them,” “they learn their client’s business,” “they do outstanding work and offer sage counsel,” and “each attorney at Levine Lee is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced.”

Chambers USA has also individually profiled the firm’s named partners. The publication describes Seth L. Levine as a “fierce trial lawyer,” an “outstanding litigator, advocate, and negotiator,” and a “passionate advocate for his clients,” and notes that Kenneth E. Lee “spearheads strategic decision making” and “always figures out a way to accomplish whatever needs to be done.”

Client-Focused, Steadfast Advocacy

We are committed to providing the highest levels of legal representation efficiently and with unparalleled attention to our clients’ objectives, as reflected in our accolades. Benchmark Litigation writes, for example: “They give you personal attention, they are willing to dig in against the government, and they give you smart and practical advice. You feel like a client, not a commodity.”

Our intense focus on each of our matters positions us to deliver the highest quality results for our clients. As Benchmark Litigation notes with respect to Seth L. Levine: “You feel like your problems are his. He fights for his clients, he is passionate, smart, and tenacious. You feel you could put your life, livelihood, and reputation in his hands.” And Chambers USA similarly notes that Kenneth E. Lee is “someone [you] can trust during a very delicate and very sensitive time frame for the company.”

In all of our representations, we endeavor to act as strategic advisor, looking beyond the engagement at hand to craft a comprehensive strategy – litigation, corporate, regulatory, public relations – to meet the client’s overall goals.

Recognition and Awards 

Numerous publications have profiled our firm’s outsized successes, and have ranked our firm as one of the top litigation practices in the country. By way of recent examples:

  • Law 360 honored us nationally in both 2022 and 2019 as a “White Collar Practice Group of the Year” – the only boutique firm to receive such recognition in recent history.
  • Chambers USA (2024) once again ranks us as a leading firm for “Securities Litigation” (the only boutique firm in the country so honored) and as a leading firm for “White Collar Crime and Government Investigations.”
  • The Legal 500 (2024) ranks us nationally as a leading firm for “Securities Litigation:  Defense.”
  • Benchmark Litigation (2024) ranks us in its highest category for “Dispute Resolution” – one of the few boutiques to achieve that designation.
  • The American Lawyer ran a feature on “How Manhattan Boutique Levine Lee Unraveled the Government’s Final LIBOR Conviction,” highlighting our widely covered, hard-fought, and consequential Second Circuit acquittal for Deutsche Bank trader, Gavin Black, in connection with the LIBOR cases.

Our lawyers have also been individually recognized as among the leading litigators in the country, including, by way of recent examples:

  • Chambers USA (2024) ranks Seth L. Levine among the nation’s leading Trial Lawyers and among the leading practitioners for “White Collar Crime and Government Investigations,” and ranks Kenneth E. Lee among the leading practitioners for “Securities Litigation.”
  • The Legal 500 (2024) recognizes Seth L. LevineKenneth E. Lee, and Chad P. Albert nationally for “Securities Litigation: Defense.”
  • Benchmark Litigation (2024) recognizes Seth L. Levine, Kenneth E. Lee, and Scott B. Klugman as “Litigation Stars,” and recognizes Chad P. Albert on the “40 and Under” list of the “top emerging talent in litigation.”
  • Lawdragon (2024) named Seth L. Levine and Kenneth E. Lee to its lists of both the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and the “500 Leading Litigators in America,” and named Chad P. Albert to its list of “Next Generation” lawyers.