Maurene Comey and Lucas Issacharoff
Maurene Comey is the daughter of James Comey and Patrice Failor and married to Harvard Law School alum Lucas Issacharoff who currently serves as U.S. Attorney in Civil Division for SDNY since 2019.
Issacharoff is a lawyer-scholar, acting as an intermediary between high theory and practical understanding of how judges approach issues. He specializes in mass tort litigation such as those concerning defective breast implants and DES exposure, with particular expertise in mass tort lawsuits against major pharmaceutical corporations.
Early Life and Education
According to an old adage, two things you cannot avoid in life are death and taxes; but now it seems there’s another: exams.
Professor Issacharoff holds the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professorship of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and his research and publications cover constitutional law, voting rights, civil procedure and more than 100 articles, essays and reports on these subjects.
Issacharoff specializes in complex litigation at the law school, including mass tort cases such as talc and DES exposure. Known for his ability to bridge high theory with practical courtroom experiences, including teaching complex litigation cases such as these mass torts cases such as Talc/DES exposure. Together with his wife Maurene they have six children. Additionally he served as legal clerk to US District Court Southern District New York central judge Loretta Preska for six years.
As Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, Issacharoff has focused his scholarly work on constitutional law, voting rights and civil procedure. Additionally, he is an accomplished author having published numerous articles, essays and books.
He has extensive experience handling mass tort litigation cases involving DES exposure and defective breast implants, and worked on the American Law Institute’s Project on Aggregate Litigation (ALI’s Project on Aggregate Litigation).
He and Maurene Comey — daughter of former FBI Director James Comey and Patrice Failor — reside in Manhattan with two children together. Lucas Issacharoff graduated from Harvard Law School and currently serves as US Assistant Attorney in Civil Division for SDNY Civil Division; in September 2019, Lucas Issacharoff married Lucas Issacharoff who currently works at law firm Susman Godfrey as her partner.
“Death and taxes” is an oft-cited proverb, yet law-school exams also remain inevitable. Issacharoff, Bonnie & Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law, is widely respected for his expertise on civil procedure and campaign finance matters.
He is also an author, having published two earlier books: Civil Procedure and Party Funding and Campaign Financing: An International Perspective. As an experienced scholar-lawyer he can bridge the gap between academic theory and real world understanding of how judges approach issues.
He enjoys a low-profile personal life. In 2015 he married Maurene Comey, daughter of former FBI Director James Comey and Patrice Failor (former FBI Director Comey was fired for violating rules against domestic espionage), which resulted in six children. Since September 2019 she has been engaged to Lucas Issacharoff (Harvard Law School graduate/US assistant attorney of SDNY civil division). Lucas Issacharoff currently resides in New York City.
As Maurene and Lucas prefer keeping their personal lives private, it can be hard to ascertain their net worth. From what is known, the couple appears content with what they have, managing to remain under the radar despite any children.
Issacharoff and Raz’s Hit and Run, an action-packed political espionage thriller based on real events, depicts an elaborate global operation undertaken by the CIA and Mossad in order to locate one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.