Kenneth Lee, Partner, Levine Lee LLP

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Bar Admissions:

New York, Massachusetts

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

Kenneth E. Lee

Kenneth E. Lee has a wide-ranging complex litigation practice and is often retained by clients for particularly challenging litigation matters and crisis situations. The National Law Journal has written that he combines “a sense of credibility” with “zealous” advocacy.

A co-founder of Levine Lee LLP, 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 has acquired a reputation for developing creative strategies and solutions in complex disputes. He recently represented the Trustee for Lehman Brothers Inc. in a multi-billion dollar dispute with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., obtaining a global settlement that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York referred to as a “very creative outcome,” “truly remarkable,” in “one of the most complex matters ever to be resolved in history.” 

Mr. Lee was formerly a 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 (Thomas Mulroy prize for oral advocacy, Tony Patiño Fellowship recipient) and Harvard College. He has been recognized as a Litigation Star in Euromoney Institutional Investor's Benchmark nationwide survey of litigators and by New York SuperLawyers®. Mr. Lee is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the City of New York.