The author of this blog, Matthew L. Levine, is a partner in the litigation boutique of Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP. Previously, Matt served as Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement for the New York State Department of Financial Services. There he oversaw complex investigations involving money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrime, virtual currency fraud, market manipulation, tax and consumer fraud. He also supervised major monitorships implemented by NYDFS at financial institutions, and served as the main point of contact for other criminal and civil governmental authorities. Additionally, Matt represented NYDFS in high impact litigation in both federal and state court.
For nearly a decade Matt also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and later in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In the Eastern District, Matt served as Acting Chief of the Business & Securities Fraud Section, supervising a group of federal prosecutors conducting major securities fraud, cybercrime, money laundering, health care fraud, tax fraud and other white-collar prosecutions. In private practice, Matt has defended individuals and corporations in numerous white collar defense and regulatory investigations.