Marc Kasowitz Biography
Marc Kasowitz is an American trial lawyer and partner of the New York-based law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres, which he co-founded in 1993. He was a person outside attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump.
Kasowitz was retained to represent Trump on May 24, 2017, personally in connection with investigations into the role of Trump’s presidential campaign in Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. On July 20, 2017, he later resigned. Kasowitz also represents several Russian clients with close ties to Vladimir Putin.
Marc Kasowitz Age
He was born Marc Elliot Kasowitz on June 28, 1952, in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Marc Kasowitz Wife
Kasowitz married Lori Kasowitz in 1992. He met Lori while she was working as a manager at Mayer Brown.
Marc Kasowitz Background and education
Kasowitz was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Robert (1923–2015) and Felice (née Molaver; 1930–2004) Kasowitz. He has a fraternal twin brother, Stephen, and a younger sister, Susan. His family is Jewish. His father, Robert, ran a successful scrap metal business. Marc’s paternal grandparents, Samuel, and Rose Kasowitz emigrated from Poland to Connecticut, where Samuel started the scrap business with a pushcart.
Robert and his brothers Milton and Harold helped grow it into a family business. On his mother’s side of the family, his grandfather William Molaver also emigrated from Poland, and his grandmother’s parents came from Russia. He attended Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American history and from Cornell Law School with a J.D.
According to a May 23, 2017 article in forward, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman have been a “go-to source” for Donald Trump for decades. He has represented Donald Trump in his divorce proceedings, bankruptcy cases, Trump University lawsuits, during the 2016 presidential campaign regarding sexual misconduct allegations, and during the Trump presidency in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
Kasowitz told associates in Spring 2017, that he had been personally responsible for the abrupt dismissal of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on March 11, 2017, having previously warned Trump, “This guy is going to get you”.
On July 20, 2017, he left Trump’s White House legal team.
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2017 threats against emailer
ProPublica reported that Kasowitz may be ineligible for a federal security clearance due to his alcohol abuse in 2017. An unidentified individual sent an email to Kasowtiz urging him to “resign now,” after reading the articles.
Marc replied with a series of profanity-laced emails, some of which took a threatening tone, writing, “I’m on you now. You are fucking with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back, bitch,” as well as “Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of shit. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid.” And later: “I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.”
The emailer forwarded the emails to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report the threats, and Kasowitz subsequently issued a statement saying “The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion, and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner…This is one of those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock, but of course, I can’t.”