Former Foley & Lardner partner Seth Levine and Kenneth Lee, previously a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, have joined forces with former federal prosecutor Scott Klugman to launch New York litigation boutique Levine Lee LLP, which will focus on complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defense.

Levine and Lee were classmates at the University of Chicago Law School before starting their respective careers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And before joining Foley, Levine served with Klugman, the outgoing deputy chief of the business and securities fraud section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.