Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP
Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw is a boutique law firm specialising in complex business litigation, financial and regulatory investigations, and white collar criminal defense. The firm is uniquely suited to address a wide range of complex financial and business matters, including international trade and disputes involving companies conducting business in China and the Asia Pacific region. Its partners have decades of experience both in public service and private practice, and collectively have conducted well over one hundred trials in courts and international arbitration tribunals.
Mark Elliott was most recently the chair of Phillips Nizer’s litigation department. Previously, Mark was a partner in the international firm Bingham McCutchen. He brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to EKLJ, representing a wide client base with a focus on financial institutions, corporate governance, creditors rights, contractual disputes, and antitrust. He has led litigations against the Central Bank of Iraq and in the Madoff, Delta Air Lines, LandAmerica and Enron bankruptcies. Other high-profile cases include an eight-week jury trial for the County of Westchester, New York, resulting in a verdict that saved taxpayers over $30 million. Mark is Co-Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Antitrust Reports/Amicus Subcommittee, and he regularly advises clients on antitrust compliance.
Dennis Kwok was a leading pro-democracy member of the Hong Kong Legislature who fought tirelessly to protect the rule of law and defend human rights. Dennis is internationally recognised for his work, and in his private practice, he focuses in complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, Sino-foreign joint ventures, and cross-border disputes involving China and the Asia Pacific region. He regularly advises international businesses and organizations on geopolitical and operational risks in the China region. Alongside his legal practice, Dennis is frequently asked to speak and share his views on current affairs and public policies.
Matthew Levine previously served as Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement for the New York State Department of Financial Services. He is a seasoned litigator focusing on complex civil and criminal matters who has tried more than 50 cases to verdict. For nearly a decade Matt 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, where he held the role of Acting Chief of the Business & Securities Fraud Section. In private practice, Matt has counseled numerous companies on risk assessments and compliance, and has defended Fortune 500 companies, fintech startups, and other technology firms in regulatory and criminal investigations, trade secret matters, and civil litigation for decades.
Ilene Jaroslaw was formerly the Chief of the General Crimes section in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She defends individuals, universities, and businesses in high stakes criminal, civil, and asset forfeiture litigation in federal courts throughout the United States. Her experience includes white collar criminal defense matters, internal investigations, and commercial litigation. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of cases, including taking 30 federal cases to a jury verdict and arguing 30 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Benjamin Qiu was a partner at Loeb & Loeb for 8 years specialising in corporate advisory work based in their Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Ben provides a full range of corporate services for U.S.-based clients as well. At Loeb & Loeb, he was a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Corporate Department. Ben’s practice is focused on U.S. and China-related venture capital financings, fund management, corporate governance, and intellectual property portfolio building, licensing, and protection. He has represented emerging growth enterprises and established organizations in their business dealings with Chinese partners. Ben previously served as senior counsel and fund director at a prominent investment fund and supervised the formation of multi-denominational venture capital funds.
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