by Sven Reinhardt and Simon Gerber
Kasowitz worked for the law firm Mayer Brown. In 1993 Kasowitz, 18 lawyers and two clients left Mayer Brown to establish the Kasowitz Benson Torres law firm.
He has also defended Bill O’Reilly from allegations of sexual harassment, and is defending Sberbank of Russia. Additionally, Kasowitz represents a company run by a Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is a very close friend of Vladimir Putin and who employed Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for several years.Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Kasowitz
The law firm of #trump’s lawyer Kasowitz, source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasowitz_Benson_Torres
Marc Kasowitz, who has been Trump’s go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters, is defending a Russian bank, OJSC Sberbank, in an ongoing lawsuit in US court. He also represents a company controlled by a Russian billionaire, Oleg Deripaska, who has close ties to the Kremlin.
Kasowitz‘ clients with Russian ties may not pose any legal conflicts of interests as he prepares to help Trump navigate an investigation that the president calls „a witch hunt.“ But the optics of the situation — a lawyer with Russian-linked clients representing a president, whose campaign is being investigated for alleged collusion with Russia — could make a messy situation for Trump even messier.
Kasowitz is also listed in a federal lawsuit as an attorney for Veleron Holding BV, an investment company controlled by Deripaska.
Deripaska has served as a representative of Russia on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council and was photographed with Putin at one of the council’s meetings in 2006.
Kasowitz serves as an attorney for Veleron in a federal lawsuit under appeal involving Morgan Stanley.
In 2008, Deripaska invested about $19 million in a business venture launched by Manafort and other partners. The partnership invested in a Ukrainian telecommunications company – Black Sea Cable– but the deal failed.
The link from Trump’s Lawyer Kasowitz and his client Deripaska to Germany:
„Wir kommen nicht mit Kalaschnikows, sondern mit Geld“ (Putin)
„We are not coming with Kalaschnikowas, we are coming with money“ (Putin)