Alice Cho Lee

Senior Counsel

Alice Cho Lee is senior counsel at Grant & Eisenhofer, where she works on international securities fraud class actions and investment arbitrations.

Ms. Cho Lee is part of G&E’s international litigation team that represents mainly institutional investor plaintiffs – but also individual consumers and investors – in litigation prosecuted in many countries around the world. Current cases include actions against:

  • Danske Bank, in a securities litigation in Denmark based on Danske Bank’s massive money-laundering scheme and subsequent cover-up
  • Republic of Cyprus, in an international investment arbitration before the World Bank on behalf of almost one thousand Greek investors
  • Google, in data privacy collective actions in the Netherlands and Portugal on behalf of thousands of Android users
  • Two Dutch shipowners for human rights violations under Dutch and EU law (wage discrimination/unequal pay for Asian sailors based solely on their nationality)
  • Petróleo Brasileiro (“Petrobras”), Vale S/A and IRB-Brasil Resseguros S.A., in separate international securities arbitrations before Brazil’s leading arbitration chamber, the MAC
  • Volkswagen and Porsche, in securities actions in Germany
  • Postbank, in a securities fraud action in Germany
  • BHP, in an Australian securities class action in which our class/group includes the class representative
  • Toshiba, in a securities litigation in Japan

At G&E, Ms. Cho Lee has been a member of the plaintiffs’ counsel team for several of the largest securities class action settlements in the United States and internationally including:

  • Steinhoff, a Dutch securities damages class action which settled for €1.4B (U.S. $1.6B) – the largest non-U.S. securities fraud settlement in history
  • Marsh & McLennan, a U.S. securities class action, settled for $400M
  • Merck (Vytorin), a U.S. securities class action that settled for $215M
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co., a U.S. securities class action that settled for $150M

Ms. Cho Lee served on the board of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) for seven years and is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), and KALAGNY.  During law school, Ms. Cho Lee interned as a law clerk for The Honorable Frederic Block, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.  She has also worked at the New York City Human Rights Commission and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Ms. Cho Lee graduated from Brooklyn Law and received a B.A. in English from the University at Albany.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • University at Albany, B.A.


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of NJ
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY
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