Kenneth Lee, Partner, Levine Lee LLP

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Bar Admissions:

New York, Massachusetts

U.S. Supreme Court

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, Eleventh Circuits

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Affiliations:

Federal Bar Council

New York County Lawyers Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Committee on Litigation (2013-2015)
  • Committee on Professional Discipline (2007-2010)

Asian American Bar Association of New York

  • Advisory Committee
  • Judiciary Vetting Subcommittee
  • Judicial Leadership Council

Trustee and member of Executive Committee, Museum of the City of New York, 2014-18

Kenneth E. Lee

Kenneth E. Lee has a wide-ranging complex litigation practice and is often retained by clients for particularly challenging litigation matters, investigations and crisis situations. Mr. Lee has acquired a reputation for developing creative strategies and solutions in complex disputes. The National Law Journal has written that he combines “a sense of credibility” with “zealous” advocacy. He has led the firm’s representations of a Committee of the Board of Directors of Xerox Corporation and the Bankruptcy Trustees for Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc.

A co-founder of the firm, Mr. Lee has handled matters involving securities, commodities, mergers and acquisitions, derivative and class actions, trade secrets, fiduciary duties, and SEC, FINRA, DOJ and internal investigations. He has served as lead counsel to investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, media companies, foreign sovereigns, Boards of Directors, Special Litigation Committees and bankruptcy Trustees. Mr. Lee has argued cases in numerous federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in ICC and FINRA arbitrations.

Mr. Lee was formerly a litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and prior to that practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he handled antitrust and other complex litigation matters.

Mr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he received the Thomas Mulroy prize for outstanding oral advocacy and was awarded a Tony Patiño Fellowship, and Harvard College, where he received the Le Baron Russell Briggs Prize for oratory and the Eliot Thesis Prize. He has been recognized as a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation, by New York SuperLawyers, and The Legal 500.

Mr. Lee is a member of the Judiciary Leadership Council and the Advisory Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.