A World-Class Criminal Defense Practice
Complex criminal, financial, and commercial investigations and charges require an experienced legal team. There really is only one place to look: Levin & Associates has unmatched experience and success in defending those facing complex white-collar and other criminal charges or who have come under investigation. We have deep experience in state and federal trial work.
Our firm has repeatedly been recognized as being the very best. At Levin & Associates, our work in the field of criminal law is wide-ranging and diverse, with a proven record of successful resolutions in white collar and other criminal cases. There is just no doubt that Duncan Levin and his team have the necessary experience with complex and high-profile investigations to provide the best legal defense. Levin & Associates has been repeatedly recognized as “experienced” and “respected” and featured prominently in top media publications ranging from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal.
Extensive Experience in High-Stakes, Complex Criminal Defense
In government-related matters, experience as a former prosecutor is essential. The Firm’s managing partner, Duncan Levin served as a top federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice specializing in money laundering and asset forfeiture. On the senior staff of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Levin served as Chief of Asset Forfeiture. As the Forfeiture Chief for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Mr. Levin oversaw all criminal and civil asset forfeiture and money laundering on a wide variety of cases, including international corruption, white-collar fraud, identity theft, organized crime, terrorist financing, and narcotics cases.
Mr. Levin was the primary liaison with the U.S. Department of Justice on the forfeiture of $1.9 billion in the landmark HSBC sanctions case and $350 million in forfeiture against Standard Chartered Bank, as well as the anti-money laundering cases against BNP Paribas and ING. Mr. Levin managed a full-time staff of dedicated prosecutors and support personnel and supervised forfeiture and monetary recoveries on cases involving more than 500 Manhattan assistant district attorneys. Mr. Levin was the original drafter of a criminal forfeiture and criminal monetary recovery statute that was included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2012 budget proposal.
Subsequently, Mr. Levin ran all aspects of the District Attorney’s restoration of forfeited funds to crime victims and worked with the Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) Team with respect to federal money laundering cases, Title 31 and other Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) cases. He served as counsel to the procedure committee of the White Collar Crimes Task Force of the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York and served as a member of the New York State Forfeiture Law Advisory Group.
Levin & Associates Delivers Experience & Judgment
Levin & Associates will zealously defend and protect our clients through complex, multi-faceted criminal cases. From investigation to trial, we fight tirelessly to minimize potential exposure, liability, and risk. Among the most sought-after defense law firms in New York and the nation, Levin & Associates regularly represents companies, board rooms, and individuals facing encounters with authorities at the state and federal level.