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Litigation Star


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Michael Bowe is a Partner and the Chair of Brown Rudnick’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. Michael has almost thirty years of experience successfully litigating 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. He also provides crisis management advice during periods of substantial duress. He typically tries or arbitrates multiple cases each year, where he turns complex disputes into simple, compelling stories. He 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.” A RICO defendant that Michael has sued publicly has called him a “litigation pit bull.” 

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. 

After graduating first in his class at New York Law School, Michael clerked for the Honorable Lenore C. Nesbitt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, and has spent the rest of his near thirty years practicing at Sullivan & Cromwell, Kasowitz Benson Torres, and Brown Rudnick. 


Updated Sep 2021