Sharon Cohen Levin
SHARON COHEN LEVIN serves as a Partner in the New York office of WilmerHale. Ms. Levin is a leading authority on anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), economic sanctions and asset forfeiture. Prior to joining the firm Ms. Levin served for 19 years as Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Since 2006, under her leadership, the SDNY forfeited. in excess of $13.9 billion, equal to more than 59% of all federal forfeitures in the United States during this period. During her tenure, Ms. Levin prosecuted and supervised many of the Department of Justice’s most complex and significant money laundering, sanctions and asset forfeiture prosecutions, including the investigation and prosecution of BNP Paribas, SAC Capital, Lebanese Canadian Bank and 650 Fifth Avenue. Ms. Levin earned her BA from Tulane University and her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law.