Michael J. Bowe

In over two decades of practice at Sullivan & Cromwell and Kasowitz, 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 also navigated to safety many companies and high net worth individuals facing serious criminal and regulatory jeopardy. And he has provided sage crisis management advice during these periods of substantial duress. He is the consummate “on your feet” courtroom lawyer, turning complex disputes into simple, compelling stories, and a game-changing strategic thinker who has employed novel solutions to problems other lawyers advised could not be effectively addressed. 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.” Most important, 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.”

Because of his broad experience, Michael is invited frequently to speak on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, and other media networks as well as in the press, and his work has been the subject of academic courses, books, magazine stories, and a Frontline documentary. Michael is 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 active in various charities, including the InnerCity Scholarship Fund and the FDNY Marine Corps Association.

Prior to joining Kasowitz, Michael clerked for the Honorable Lenore C. Nesbitt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.