Duncan Levin 2018-06-27T16:47:39+00:00

Duncan Levin, Special Counsel

Duncan Levin served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice specializing in money laundering and asset forfeiture and on the senior staff of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he was Chief of Asset Forfeiture. As the forfeiture chief for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Mr. Levin oversaw all criminal and civil asset forfeiture and money laundering on a wide variety of cases, including white-collar fraud, identity theft, organized crime, terrorist financing, and narcotics cases. Mr. Levin managed a full-time staff of dedicated prosecutors and support personnel and supervised forfeiture and monetary recoveries on cases involving more than 500 Manhattan assistant district attorneys. Mr. Levin was the original drafter of a criminal forfeiture and criminal monetary recovery statute that was included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2012 budget proposal. Mr. Levin also ran all aspects of the District Attorney’s restoration of forfeited funds to crime victims and coordinated with the Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) Team with respect to federal money laundering cases, Title 31 and other BSA cases. Mr. Levin was cross designated as a Special Assistant Attorney General to supervise forfeiture aspects of People v. Joseph Stevens and Co., Inc., a securities fraud case. He was also the primary liaison with U.S. Department of Justice on the forfeiture of $1.9 billion in the HSBC OFAC sanctions case and $350 million in Standard Chartered OFAC sanctions case. He was appointed counsel to the procedure committee of the White Collar Crimes Task Force of the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York, and he is a member of the New York State Forfeiture Law Advisory Group. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Levin served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled money laundering, asset forfeiture, and BSA cases.


  • Yale Law School (J.D.)
  • Yale College (B.A.)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Legal Experience

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit