The ex-partner of a New York mom and previous federal prosecutor who allegedly died by medically assisted suicide has resigned following a go away of absence, his former employer mentioned in a statement.
Allan Kassenoff, a patent litigator and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, stepped down from his part properly quickly, the law firm has announced.
“The firm has concluded its critique of the circumstance to identify Allan Kassenoff’s standing with the organization,” the statement read. “Our primary obligation is to sustain and defend the main values and finest interests of our organization, our clients, our legal professionals and our professional workers.”
A spokesperson for the legislation firm declined to elaborate as to regardless of whether Kassenoff was urged to resign or did so voluntarily.
Kassenoff had been on depart from Greenberg Traurig amid an ongoing divorce and custody struggle with Catherine Kassenoff, 54, who reportedly died by assisted suicide in Switzerland on Might 27.
Catherine, who when served as distinctive counsel to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, posted on Facebook that working day that she had been diagnosed with terminal most cancers, but made the decision to conclusion her life due to Allan’s alleged abuse and a “predatory” courtroom system that began keeping her away from the couple’s a few daughters in 2018.
In mid-March, Allan accused Catherine of attempting to “destroy” him throughout the custody battle, which he statements cost him extra than $3 million, in accordance to email messages built general public by Catherine.
“Even if this court awards you my last dollar, I will hardly ever stop protecting them,” Allan wrote Catherine in an e mail on March 19. “Until the day I die.”
Greenberg Traurig, in the meantime, characterised the couple’s kids — ages 9, 12 and 13 — as the “primary victims” in its statement Sunday, when creating a have faith in fund with an independent observe to gain the trio.
The endowment will be voluntarily funded by Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys and staff members.
“We want healing and privateness to the kids for the duration of this incredibly difficult problem,” the law firm’s statement concluded.
Kassenoff’s former employer said no judges or courtroom-appointed forensic evaluators associated in the couple’s lengthy trials located evidence of domestic violence as alleged by his ex-spouse. He was also awarded sole legal custody, Greenberg Traurig reported in a assertion before this month.
“Nevertheless, the business will be conducting its individual investigation to figure out his position with the organization,” the statement read. “In the meantime, he is having a voluntary leave of absence to concentrate on his loved ones.”
Attorney Gus Dimopoulous, who signifies Allan, did not return requests for remark Monday.
He beforehand informed The Write-up a judge experienced issued an urgent get of security against Catherine ruling out unsupervised interactions with her 3 daughters.
Video clip earlier posted on social media showed Allan yelling at Catherine, saying he hated her and deriding the mother of his little ones as a “fat, old loser” in an additional clip. Some observers had been brief to blast the legal professional.
“Hey, Allan Kassenoff — we are all the voice of Catherine,” just one tweet read. “Buckle up you POS, the video clips of your cruelty, abuse and manipulation are likely super viral.”