Numerous sources, including Reuters and the Washington Post, are reporting that President Trump has retained trusted longtime counsel Marc Kasowitz to help with the Russia probe despite Kasowitz having no substantial criminal law experience. So who is he?
According to his profile on the Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP website, Kasowitz has been “[d]escribed by CNBC as the ‘toughest lawyer on Wall Street’ and by Bloomberg Financial News as an ‘uberlitigator.'” From the profile:
Marc regularly serves as national trial counsel in complex litigation in the areas of bank finance, fraudulent conveyance, RICO, corporate governance, antitrust, securities, mass tort, product liability, environmental, breach of contract, and other commercial 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 also 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, market manipulation, and other issues relating to director and officer fiduciary responsibilities and liabilities.
In Marc E. Kasowitz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, we learn
- He Has Represented Donald Trump For Over 15 Years
- He Wrote a Letter Demanding The New York Times Retract Its Story About Donald Trump’s Alleged Groping Incidents
- Another One of His Clients Is the Largest Bank in Russia
- His Former Partner Is Now the U.S. Ambassador to Israel
- He Has Compared the O’Reilly Scandal to McCarthyism
Regarding the O’Reilly scandal, the article notes that Kasowitz represented Bill O’Reilly during the Fox News host’s legal trouble surrounding alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. See also, ATL’s What’s Going On At Kasowitz Benson? — Joe