Marc E. Kasowitz

Described by CNBC as the “toughest lawyer on Wall Street” and by Bloomberg Financial News as an “uberlitigator,” Marc E. Kasowitz is widely regarded as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country.

Marc has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the country’s top 100 trial lawyers.  He has been honored as a Litigation Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and was designated a Securities MVP by Law360.  Marc has also been recognized as one of the nation’s top litigators by Chambers USA (“widely respected as an ‘extremely talented litigator,’” praised by clients for “his ‘tremendous trial experience’”);  Benchmark Litigation (“a unique, zealous, and exceptionally skilled advocate;” “his guidance is extremely reliable and he is very client-focused and big picture-oriented”); The Legal 500 (“excellent across the board” and “a superb lawyer”); The American Lawyer (a “powerhouse” and “the toughest of the tough guys”); The Globe and Mail referred to him as “one of the most prominent and feared litigators in the United States;” and Lawdragon 500 (“the cream of the crop”).  Law360 profiled Marc as one of the country’s most innovative managing partners. 

Marc regularly serves as national trial counsel in complex commercial litigation in the areas of antitrust, banking, securities, product liability, mass tort, corporate governance, fraudulent conveyance, RICO, environmental, breach of contract, and other cases.  Marc also has an extensive and successful track record in dealing with investigations and lawsuits by state attorneys general, including path-breaking settlements of tobacco litigation.  Marc has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors, management and special committees regarding alleged corporate misfeasance, conflicts of interest, challenges to board authority, insider trading, accounting fraud, market timing, obstruction of justice and market manipulation.