Carol Lee represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters.

Carol has handled a wide array of commercial disputes in federal and state courts in the U.S. She has had extensive experience working with international clients. 

She routinely works with Chinese clients, including some of China’s largest banks and corporate entities. She has successfully represented major Chinese investment conglomerates in obtaining seven-figure and eight-figure judgments against U.S. defendants. She also worked on a successful case of first impression in the Cayman Islands. Carol is fluent in written Chinese and in spoken Mandarin and Cantonese.

Representative Experience

  • Originated and won an international arbitration regarding a joint venture, obtaining an $87 million award plus 4.25% interest for an international client. This award has been confirmed in the United States and Cayman Islands. The arbitration tribunal also awarded the client a $2.2 million fee award, plus 4.25% interest.
  • Assisted in defending a major financial institution against terrorism-related allegations in a major international litigation, including overseas depositions.
  • Represented U.S. companies, including defending a major U.S. mortgage lender against claims of alleged discrimination, predatory lending, and violations of the Truth in Lending Act and the Fair Housing Act.

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  • Arbitrated disputes between investors and brokers.

Professional Highlights

External Publications

  • “The Alien Tort Statute,” Law Journal Newsletter, September 2017
  • “The Alien Tort Statute: Still Raising Threshold Questions of First Impression,” New York Law Journal, July 12, 2017
  • “Expansive Take on Specific Jurisdiction: 'Gucci America v. Weixing Li',” New York Law Journal, March 28, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2011

    B.B.A., Pace University, 2005

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

    Chinese (Cantonese)