2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Flexibility and independence.”
“I really like the people I work with.”
“Long hours, high demands.”
“As with any larger law firm, the work can be unpredictable, but that's not just my firm, and the people at my firm make that livable.”
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
With more than 300 attorneys, Lowenstein Sandler is a full-service firm with five domestic offices. The firm boasts dozens of practices and is particularly well known for its work with investment funds and in the life sciences and technology areas.
East Coast Roots
Lowenstein Sandler was founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1961 by five lawyers, including prominent New Jersey attorney Alan V. Lowenstein. Today, the firm is one of the biggest in New Jersey, with more than 160 lawyers located in the Garden State. In fact, the firm is among the Top 25 in Vault’s Mid-Atlantic ranking. The firm’s New York office is just as robust with a similar headcount. These two East Coast locations house more than 85 percent of the firm’s attorneys. But the firm’s other three offices in California, DC, and Utah are mighty, though they be small, and help bolster the firm’s growing national presence.
Lowenstein attorneys have experience across multiple practice areas—45 to be exact. Among the firm’s practices are bankruptcy, blockchain, business litigation, insurance recovery, investment management, IP, M&A, trusts and estates, white collar, and more. The firm works across various sectors, including consumer and retail, investment funds, life sciences, manufacturing, private clients, private equity, technology and media, and venture capital.
Among the firm’s standout practices is investment management. Nearly one-third of the firm’s lawyers focus on this area, for which the firm has received multiple recognitions from the likes of Chambers, The Legal 500, and more. The practice group focuses on four main areas: broker-dealer, derivative and structured products, fund formation and structuring, and regulatory and compliance.
When it comes to venture capital, Lowenstein Sandler is at the top of the game, especially when it comes to tech companies. According to the firm, it has closed more than 1,000 angel, growth equity, and private equity investments in the past two years. The firm’s capital markets, M&A, and tech lawyers work together to counsel on matters relating to emerging companies. Through its initiative VentureCrush, the firm also hosts programs and events for startups and investors.
Putting Service at the Center
Through the Lowenstein Center for Public Interest, the firm dedicates thousands of hours to hundreds of clients each year. A partner is dedicated to chairing the center. The firm’s work includes civil rights, criminal justice, housing, immigration, and nonprofits—to name some.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 262-6700
Managing Partner: Gary M. Wingens
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
250 - 500
1st year: $170,000
Summer associate: $3,300/week New York & Palo Alto
1st year: $190,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week
Summer Associate Offers:
24 out of 25 (2Ls) (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
28 total (25 2Ls; 3 1Ls) (2019)
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
Consumer & Retail
Manufacturing & Industrial
Private Client Services
Technology & Media
*See firm website for additional departments and specific practice areas and industries