Marc Lasry

Marc Lasry

Formal First Name
9/23/1959 - present

Marc Lasry is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Avenue Capital Management, a global investment firm based in New York City. Prior to this, he served as the Co-Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department of Cowen & Company, a multinational investment bank in NYC. His professional career of more than 36 years has been focused on distressed investing. In addition, Lasry serves on multiple boards of both for-profit and not-for-profit public and private companies.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Lasry was born in Morocco and moved to the United States at age 7.
  • He first became involved in the debt markets at Smith Vasiliou Management Company.
  • He first practiced law at Angel & Frankel where he focused on bankruptcies. 
  • He clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York
  • He is a prominent supporter of the Democratic Party, having raised funds for Obama and Hilary Clinton in the past.
  • He is the co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
  • He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • He is a participant in the Portfolios with Purpose Classic Contest competition, a charity stock picking competition with all proceeds going to charity.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.