Eric R. Levine, Head of the Litigation Department of Eiseman Levine Lehrhaupt & Kakoyiannis P.C.
Mr. Levine is an accomplished litigator and is the head of the Litigation Department of Eiseman Levine in New York City. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants and his clients range from individuals to Fortune 100 companies.
He graduated from Union College in 1980, Hofstra Law School in 1986 and received a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Politics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies in 1981. After four years in private practice at White & Case, Mr. Levine joined the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, where he prosecuted Savings and Loan fraud from 1990-1992. While at OTS, Mr. Levine conducted multiple Administrative Proceedings and regularly appeared in Federal Courts around the country in aid of those proceedings.
As a Treasury Official, Mr. Levine worked closely with various U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country, as well as numerous regulatory agencies including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission. After leaving the Department of Treasury, Mr. Levine worked at the Proskauer Rose Law Firm until 1996 before starting his own firm at Eiseman Levine. A significant portion of his practice relates to white collar civil defense work on behalf of individuals and corporations against the SEC, FINRA and other governmental agencies in both administrative settings and in the Federal Courts.
Eric also has significant experience defending against civil RICO claims and has decades of experience litigating commercial disputes involving financial institutions, partnerships, and LLCs. In addition to his litigation experience, Eric frequently counsels officers, directors and senior management employees looking to separate from their employers or who have been terminated by their respective companies. He has counseled and advised boards of directors and individual board members of both publicly traded companies and not-for-profit foundations and trusts to ensure proper corporate governance.