Marc Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager with approximately $12 billion in assets under management specializing in distressed debt investing. Avenue, founded in 1995 and headquartered in New York City, has 11 offices around the world. Avenue’s core strategies focus on distressed and undervalued debt and equity opportunities in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Distressed investing has been the focus of Mr. Lasry’s professional career for over 25 years. He also co-founded Amroc Investments, L.P. in 1989 in association with the Robert Bass Group, Inc. as a distressed debt investment partnership. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry was Co–Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management Company. Mr. Lasry also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University and received a J.D. from New York Law School. He also serves and will continue to serve on the board of directors/advisors of both for profit and not-for-profit public and private companies that are unaffiliated with Avenue, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Clinton Foundation, and the 92nd Street Y.