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Lowenstein Sandler LLP



Contents
Overview
Areas of practice
Notable cases
Awards and recognitions
Hiring criteria
Diversity
Summer associate program
Working for the firm
Pro bono
In the news
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Main office 65 Livingston Avenue, | Roseland | NJ | 07068
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Website http://www.lowenstein.com/ 
Phone 973-597-2500 
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Year of establishment 1961
Number of offices 4
Largest office Roseland
Number of attorneys 248
Number of associates 77
Partner: associate ratio 1.40
Percent women attorneys 31.90
Percent minority attorneys 9.90


Overview

It is an AmLaw 200 firm. It functions at once exceptionally on many levels. It has national presence. It offers highest caliber work for a diverse range of clients. Its attorneys are responsive service providers and complete business counselors known for evolving custom-tailored strategies. That is Lowenstein Sandler located in Roseland, NJ. It serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to visionary start-ups, from educational institutions to government at all levels, from privately-held firms to global conglomerates in virtually every area of business and industry. With offices in New York and Palo Alto, Lowenstein Sandler is one of the largest law firms in the United States. Its corporate department was recently ranked as the No. 1 in New Jersey in Chambers USA, Americas’ Leading Lawyers for Business. Its litigation department has won national praise from The National Law Journal. Lowenstein practices in a wide variety of areas, bankruptcy, environmental law, tax, real estate and white collar crime. The firm is committed to creating a work environment that fosters entrepreneurship, teamwork and personal growth. It evolves innovative policies and programs to recruit, retain and promote professionals from diverse social, economic, cultural and personal backgrounds. The firm strengthens its commitment diversity at all levels, from campus recruiting and lateral outreach to skill-building workshops and individual career development planning initiatives and sponsorships. At Lowenstein Sandler, community service and client service go together. Its dedication to community and pro bono service has been the hallmark of the firm since its inception. In 2008, the firm established the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, reaffirming and expanding its commitment to addressing significant social issues and providing community assistance. The Center focuses on children and education, immigration, criminal justice, civil and human rights, the arts, and sustainable and community development. Lowenstein Sandler serves clients ranging from elite Fortune 500 companies to visionary start-ups, from educational institutions to government at all levels, from privately-held firms to global conglomerates in virtually every area of business and industry. Established in 1963, the firm has been described as politically well connected and its partners appointed to important positions in the state government. One of its founders was Newark-born Alan V. Lowenstein, a leader of Newark’s charter reform movement. In 1994, one of its attorneys, Faith Hochberg, became the United States attorney for New Jersey. In 2003, Lowenstein was known to have promoted African-American David L. Harris, a one-time ‘radical’, to head its litigation department.
Areas of practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • The Tech Group
  • Trusts & Estates
Notable cases

  • - In a landmark victory for same-sex parents, Lowenstein Sandler successfully represented a gay, interracial couple seeking custody of their twin daughters. The fathers, who were married in California and joined in a civil union in New Jersey, had long desired to be parents and created embryos using the eggs of an anonymous donor. The sister of the non-biological father agreed to carry the pregnancy. After giving birth, she challenged the fathers' right to primary custody of the children. In a fifteen-page decision issued on December 13, 2011, the court granted the biological father sole legal and physical custody of the couple's daughters, now five years old, emphasizing the importance of their commitment to their children's well-being and their values of tolerance and inclusion.
  • - Lowenstein Sandler has won motions to dismiss amended complaints filed by the third-party payors and consumer plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation class actions involving oncology drugs Temodar and Intron. Lowenstein represented defendant Schering-Plough (now Merck) in the putative class action, which sought damages for the alleged "off-label" marketing of the two drugs. In June 2010, the federal district court for the District of New Jersey dismissed the class action complaints with prejudice, finding that the plaintiffs failed to allege injury sufficient to confer Article III standing. Firm Represents Indorama Ventures in $420 Million Acquisition of Manufacturing Facilities from INVISTA B.V.
  • - Lowenstein Sandler PC represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, in its $420M acquisition of the polyester manufacturing facilities of Invista located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Queretaro, Mexico. Collectively, the two facilities have a total capacity in excess of 1,000 kMT and employ more than 1,000 people. Lowenstein also represented IVL in the negotiations of a $110M acquisition loan facility from a commercial bank based in Asia and a $90M revolving loan facility from Regions Bank, the proceeds of which were used to acquire and operate the facilities. 2010
  • - In a recent appellate victory, Lowenstein Sandler successfully represented clients Schering-Plough Corporation, now known as Merck & Co., Inc., and Organon USA Inc. in a qui tam False Claims Act case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 2010
  • - January 2010 - Lowenstein Sandler PC served as primary legal advisor to ID Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, in its acquisition of Asset Intelligence, LLC, a business unit of General Electric Co. The cash deal is valued at $15 million, with an additional cash consideration of up to $2 million payable upon the achievement of certain performance milestones. 2010
  • - Lowenstein Sandler successfully defended the town of Babylon, New York and the North Amityville, New York Volunteer Fire Company in a recent case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In AMW Materials Testing, Inc. v. Town of Babylon, 584 F.3d 436 (2d Cir. 2009), the Court held that the CERCLA statutory scheme provides immunity to firefighters and emergency first responders from CERCLA liability arising from actions taken in response to emergencies relating to the release of hazardous substances, unless they act with gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Awards and recognitions

- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012) ranked Lowenstein No. 1 in corporate practice, litigation, environmental practice, bankruptcy /restructuring, employee benefits & executive compensation, employment, intellectual property and real estate.
- The Legal 500 (2012) recommended the firm for Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds (National) for the sixth consecutive year and for mergers, acquisitions and buyouts of venture capital and emerging companies.
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms (2013) recognized the firm in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: White Collar - Governmental Investigations & Litigation; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Securities; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Media & First Amendment Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Private Equity Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Real Estate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law and Venture Capital Law
- Bankruptcy Week (2011) recognized the firm for representing major stakeholders in four of the 20 largest bankruptcy filings (as of May 2011). The debtors' revenue totaled nearly $3.3 billion, according to pre-bankruptcy petition filings.
- Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2010 - 2012) ranked Lowenstein Sandler among the most active law firms in the nation for the number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed in 2009-2011.
- Corporate Counsel (2009 - 2012) selected the firm as a "Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies" for litigation, intellectual property and employment & labor.
- Intellectual Property Today (2008 - 2010) ranked Lowenstein Sandler as one of the nation's top trademark firms.
- The Deal (2007 - 2012) ranked the firm No.1 in the nation for representing unsecured creditors.
- The AmLaw Daily (2012) ranked the firm 33rd among top 200 firms for pro bono work.
- The firm was given the 2012 Hispanic National Bar Association Pro Bono Award (2012).
- New Jersey Law Journal ranked Lowenstein Sandler as No. 1 in the state for pro bono work for six consecutive years (2006 - 2011).
- Lowenstein Sandler was named 2011 "Humanitarian of the Year" by the American Conference on Diversity.
- NJBiz (2010, 2012) named the firm as one of the best places to work in New Jersey.
- Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC (2009) recognized the firm as one the nation's best firms for women.
Hiring criteria

Lowenstein Sandler looks for people of exceptional intellectual capability, with very strong writing and communication skills, organizational abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. These characteristics are assessed on the basis of candidates' academic and professional records, references, and writing samples.
Diversity

Diversity is the integral to the culture of Lowenstein Sandler. It has a diverse workforce providing quality legal services. The firm's commitment dates back to its founding and the legacy of Alan Lowenstein, who was social justice pioneer and community leader. More than two decades ago, it became the first large law firm headquartered in New Jersey to promote its partners, an African-American man and Hispanic-American woman. For the past ten years, it has been ranked first among large New Jersey-based firms with the greatest number of minority partners.
Lowenstein Sandler believes that diversity attracts talented attorneys who give the most original, thoughtful, and effective solutions to it clients. For several consecutive years, Multicultural Law has named the firm as one of the nation's top 100 law firms for diversity and one of the nation's top 100 law firms for women. In 2008, the magazine also ranked Lowenstein among the top 25 law firms for Hispanics.
In 2009, Lowenstein Sandler launched DiversityisNatural.com, a new Web site dedicated to fostering the advancement of women and minority attorneys. Featuring articles written by judges, in-house attorneys, and other prominent legal professionals, the Web site will tackle critical issues associated with cultivating and maintaining a diverse working environment, such as mentoring, work-life balance, recruiting and retention, career advancement and professional development.
The firm has implemented innovative programs to recruit, retain, and promote lawyers from diverse social, economic, cultural, and personal backgrounds. It strengthens its commitment at all levels, from senior management, throughout partnership ranks, within associate recruiting, training, and mentoring programs, and among staff. From campus recruiting to lateral outreach to skills-building workshops, the award-winning programs of the firm provide the enrichment, development, and mentoring that build a pipeline of opportunity and career growth.
Summer associate program

Summer Associate Program
The summer associate program of Lowenstein Sandler is of 11 weeks. First and second year students from law schools throughout the country can take advantage of the program. When you join the program you will be sharpening your law school skills like analytical thinking, critical writing and legal research.
The summer associate program includes educational seminars, mentoring, and fun social events. You will get an opportunity to take up complex legal matters that you are interested in. In all, the program strikes a perfect balance between structure and flexibility and serious legal work and good fun.
Campus Interviews are usually held at the following places:
Cornell Law School
Duke University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
New York University School of Law
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
Santa Clara University School of Law
Seton Hall Law School
Stanford Law School
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of San Diego School of Law
Yale Law School
Salary & benefits

  • Y1 $0-$140,000.00
  • Y2 $0-N/A
  • Y3 $0-N/A
  • Y4 $0-N/A
  • Y5 $0-N/A
  • Y6 $0-N/A
  • Y7 $0-N/A

Benefits
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Profit Sharing
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package: Discretionary time off/vacation; 12 paid holidays; health and vision coverage; short/long-term disability; life insurance; paid maternity leave; 401(k); flex-spending accounts; domestic partner benefits; employee assistance program; bar associations 3 years; ar exam expenses paid; onsite fitness center (Roseland location); cafe and coffee bar on premises (Roseland location); back-up child care; onsite, bimonthly chiropractic services (Roseland location).
Working for the Lowenstein Sandler LLP

If you go for Lowenstein Sandler, you will be working in an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, teamwork and personal growth. The firm designs work ethics that help you develop your career. The firm is committed to promote professionalism. You will have a comprehensive training program that prepares you for real-life work assignments that you are likely to encounter at various stages of your career. Young lawyers come here to develop their career. You will have the opportunity to work on deals and cases that are every bit as sophisticated as those you would see at the mega-firms, but you will also have the opportunity to handle smaller matters that are less common at larger firms, and are more likely to get you valuable hands-on experience in court or running a transaction at an earlier stage in your career.
Pro bono

Community service and client service are on the same pedestal at Lowenstein Sandler. There is no discrimination between pro bono clients and usual clients.
In 2008, the firm established the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, reaffirming and expanding its commitment to addressing significant social issues and providing community assistance. Led by Kenneth Zimmerman, member of the firm and chair of its pro bono program, the Center's efforts focus on children and education, immigration, criminal justice, civil and human rights, the arts, and sustainable and community development.
Lowenstein Sandler also founded STRIDES
In the news

References

http://www.lowenstein.com/
http://www.nalpdirectory.com
http://www.lawfirmstats.com
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