Michael Paul Bowen's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate investigation and regulatory matters. He has litigated matters involving the international financial markets and market data distribution, securities fraud and regulation and shareholder derivative claims, government corruption charges, criminal conspiracy and racketeering and grand larceny, commercial contracts, fraud and commercial torts, unfair competition law, antitrust, environmental insurance law, defamation and libel and civil RICO and conspiracy claims. He has extensive trial experience, including trying to verdict complex multi-defendant conspiracy cases.
Mike has frequently lectured on trial advocacy at various national trial advocacy conferences.
Prior to joining Kasowitz, Mike served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he tried 20 jury trials. He prosecuted both white collar crime and violent crime, including securities fraud, grand larceny, government corruption, narcotics and firearm crimes, and criminal conspiracies. Working with a state/federal joint task force, he prosecuted some of the first New York cases involving national and international Internet drug-trafficking and conspiracy and tried large multi-defendant conspiracy cases to verdict.
Mike also clerked for the Honorable Charles Sifton, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
- Fieldway Group, a real estate developer, in related multiple lawsuits against general contractor for defective construction and breach of contract and fraud claims in New York State Supreme Court in Nassau, Kings and Richmond County, trying the consolidated cases in the spring of 2011 to favorable multi-million dollar verdict.
- Real estate developer at trial in a New York County special proceeding concerning breach of contract in a complex transaction involving historic commercial property in mid-town Manhattan.
- Prevailing party at trial in a business dissolution matter in New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County, involving claims of fraud, conversion, extortion and diverted business assets related to organized crime and a criminal RICO case prosecuted by the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office.
- Various individual entrepreneurs and business entities in multiple, separate criminal investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
- Public companies in complex civil RICO lawsuits involving claims of illegal short-selling schemes, fraud, tortious interference, racketeering and conspiracy.
- Insurance company seeking recovery for securities fraud in the federal multi-district litigation relating to the collapse of Parmalat Finanziaria S.p.A.
- A not-for-profit institution victimized by systematic embezzlement in both the civil action for conversion and misappropriation and in the parallel state criminal investigation and prosecution.
- Bondholders seeking breach of contract damages stemming from a failed acquisition.
- Individual executives and entrepreneurs in state and federal courts facing various white collar criminal charges.