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Lowenstein Sandler provides the stability, sustained growth, and depth of practice offered by traditional law firms, with all of the energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and agility of business innovators. We pride ourselves on empowering our lawyers by fostering not only diversity, inclusion, and pro bono work, but by giving them the tools and autonomy to grow their practices according to their individual strengths and interests. If you are seeking a professional community where you can apply your intellect, creativity, and diverse perspectives to cutting-edge legal work, we are eager to hear from you.
Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C.
The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.
Lowenstein Fast Facts
Lowenstein Sandler has grown at a rate that places it in the top tier of the legal industry. It has simultaneously evolved to become one of the best places to work in New York and New Jersey (according to Crain’s and NJBIZ), in addition to one of the best law firms for women nationally, according to Working Mother and WomenInc. magazines. We are committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that gives back through the efforts of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest and through public advocacy for causes that promote justice.
Our culture promotes growth, strength, and opportunity for the firm as a whole and for each lawyer’s individual career.
The firm has enjoyed consistent financial growth over the past decade (all figures are in the millions).
Law.com reports our “14.2% year-over-year growth in gross revenue (to $309 million) … is among the highest revenue growth rates in the second hundred [ranked firms].” In 2018, only 11 of the top 200 U.S. firms grew revenue more than 10 percent. The 2019 Am Law 200 rankings show that Lowenstein was one of the fastest-growing firms in the United States in 2018.
Lowenstein has maintained a strategic focus on key business sector\s, including investment funds, life sciences, and technology.
- We maintain one of the largest venture capital practices in New York, the fastest-growing venture market in the United States.
- The Wall Street Journal ranked Lowenstein’s bankruptcy practice among the top 10 nationwide.
- Our mergers and acquisitions and IPO practitioners have successfully guided an impressive list of high-growth organizations through transactions that boost shareholder value and market share.
- The firm has witnessed the dramatic growth of our private equity, hedge fund, and capital markets litigation groups.
- Our patent prosecution practice has been repeatedly recognized as one of the largest and most successful of its type.
- In the past two years, our Tech Group has helped create hundreds of new businesses and closed more than 1,000 growth equity, angel, and private equity investments.
- Our Global Trade & Policy team addresses the increasingly complex issues our clients in funds, tech, and life sciences face in a more heavily regulated global marketplace.
- Our White Collar Criminal Defense practice attracts prominent, accomplished former prosecutors and trial lawyers, including eight former federal prosecutors, two former New Jersey Attorneys General, and a former New Jersey State Comptroller.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our internal policies include: expansive parental leave for opposite-sex and same-sex couples, domestic partner benefits, an on-ramping period following return from parental leave, purposeful sponsorship and coaching, and flexible work arrangements that respect our employees’ diverse work/life demands. Remote work, or telecommuting, is available to attorneys. We offer unlimited vacation time to attorneys, a purposeful sponsorship program for diverse associates, and gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child (up to 16 weeks paid).
Lowenstein’s employee resource groups provide forums for career development, personal enrichment, community service, and fellowship. Celebrating cultural and social diversity, our Diversity Leadership Network, LGBTQ Alliance, and Women’s Initiative Network offer exciting programming and a space for authentic engagement for members, the firm, and the community.
Learn more on our Diversity & Inclusion page.
The Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest
From its founding, Lowenstein Sandler has been committed to advancing the public interest. Now in its tenth year, the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest remains a robust advocate for individuals, organizations, and communities in need.
During the 22 years the firm has tracked data, Lowenstein lawyers have donated 418,158 hours of free legal services to marginalized populations. The Center collaborates with a wide array of other organizations in providing pro bono legal services for:
|• Immigrant children||• Low-income entrepreneurs|
|• Asylum seekers||• Low-income inventors|
|• Tenants fighting eviction||• Individuals in bankruptcy|
|• Survivors of domestic violence||• Transgender people|
|• Veterans||• People with low-level criminal convictions|
Our 2018 Pro Bono Report details our firm’s pro bono and community service efforts last year.
Vault’s 2019 Associates Quality of Life survey found that Lowenstein placed in the top half of eligible firms for Satisfaction, Culture, Informal Training & Mentoring, Diversity for Minorities and LGBTQ Individuals, Business Outlook, Selectivity, Integration of Laterals & Clerks, and the overall ranking of the Best Firms to Work For.
We develop our attorneys by implementing effective programming such as “Getting to Know You” lunches, designed to help first- and second-year associates set the stage for success and connection early on. Our networking skills-building program provides associates with the tools to become effective networkers. Our Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program pairs each new attorney with a mentor who helps him or her integrate into the firm, understand firm culture and procedures, and answer career questions.
Because no two lawyers’ career paths look alike, we offer alternative ways for them to find their passion. Currently, 23 percent of our non-partner attorneys are in alternative career path roles.