Michael J. Bowe

In over twenty-five years of practice at Kasowitz and Sullivan & Cromwell, Michael J. Bowe has successfully litigated virtually every type of high-stakes business and personal case, on both the plaintiff and defense side, and at both the trial and appellate level.  He has navigated to safety many companies and high net worth individuals facing serious criminal and regulatory jeopardy.  And he provides sage crisis management advice during periods of substantial duress.  He is the consummate “on your feet” courtroom lawyer, who typically tries or arbitrates multiple cases each year, where he turns complex disputes into simple, compelling stories.  He is also a game-changing strategic thinker who has employed novel solutions to problems other lawyers had advised clients could not be effectively addressed.

According to one of the most experienced trial lawyers in America, “Michael is simply elite.” The press has described Michael as an atypical Wall Street lawyer who is “blue-collar,” “not white-shoe,” and “positively exudes an air of self-assurance.”  Michael is a ferocious fighter for his clients.  As one former adversary who became a client explained, “he cares as much about winning your case as you do, and sometimes it seems more.”

The National Law Journal recognized Michael as a Litigation Trailblazer in 2016, and Law360’s selection of Kasowitz as a 2018 Trial Group of the Year commended two of Michael’s case wins.

Michael frequently speaks on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, and other networks, and his work has been the subject of books, magazine stories, and a Frontline documentary. Michael has been a member of Fordham University’s President’s Council, a trustee in his parish of St. Joseph’s in Bronxville, N.Y., the Chairman of the Board of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in the Bronx, and is active in various non-profit organizations including Sisters of Life, InnerCity Scholarship Fund, and the FDNY Marine Corps Association.

Prior to joining Kasowitz, Michael practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell for seven years, and clerked for the Honorable Lenore C. Nesbitt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.