New York Law Journal Selects Sharon Cohen Levin as a Top Women in Law

New York Law Journal Selects Sharon Cohen Levin as a Top Women in Law


New York Law Journal has selected WilmerHale Partner Sharon Cohen Levin to its first Top Women in Law list.

Levin, a member of the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, joins 29 other lawyers who were chosen for the 2016 distinction. New York Law Journal said it seeks to “shine a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across New York state who have had notable achievements over the past year.”

“These outstanding attorneys, gathered with the help of recommendations from the legal community, are making strides to push the legal profession forward for women,” New York Law Journal said in the article announcing its picks for its inaugural list of Top Women in Law. 

Levin joined the firm in April 2015 after more than 20 years of public service as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. There, as Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit for nearly two decades, she became one of the nation's leading authorities on those subjects.  

At WilmerHale, Levin has used that experience to advise some of the world's largest financial institutions on policies, controls and systems to ensure they are not used to launder money for terrorist organizations, criminal networks or corrupt government officials. Her cross-border legal work addresses complex and technical issues facing many companies today, especially as criminals increasingly use the Internet to move assets around the globe.   

Levin also heads one of the leading art fraud practices in the country, handling controversies involving hundreds of millions of dollars in artwork. Her clients benefit from her experience and careful insight informed by more than two decades of experience handling high-profile international art fraud investigations.  

The 30 lawyers will be honored at a dinner on November 15 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.