About Our Firm

EKLJN name partnersElliott Kwok Levine Jaroslaw Neils LLP is a globally focused boutique law firm specializing 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.

Mark Elliott was most recently the chair of Phillips Nizer LLP’s litigation department. Previously, Mark was a partner in the international firm Bingham McCutchen. He has decades of experience in many high profile corporate and bankruptcy disputes.

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. He was elected by his peers in the legal profession and served for eight years. In his private practice, he specializes in cross-border litigation and arbitration, geopolitical advice with a focus on China and Hong Kong.

Among other key roles, Matthew Levine previously served as Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement for the New York State Department of Financial Services. 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.

Criminal defense attorney 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. 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.

Lynn A. Neils is an experienced and accomplished attorney representing businesses and executives in criminal prosecutions, regulatory investigations, and other high-stakes disputes. She advises corporations and boards on compliance protocols and regularly conducts internal investigations to mitigate risk from regulators, including the SEC, FTC, CFTC, and FDA. For more than a decade, Lynn served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit for the Southern District of New York.

Before joining EKLJN as co-head of the firm’s China Practice, Benjamin Qiu was a corporate partner in a major U.S. firm working in their Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices for nearly two decades. During that time he advised clients on some of the largest corporate IPO, private equity and M&A transactions emerging from the China region.