Overview

Introduction

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

250 - 500

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

7

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Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms for Technology & Innovation


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

13


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

30 total (28 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


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Base Salary

New York; Roseland; Palo Alto

Vault Verdict

Associate Reviews


  • “Since I'm virtual, I don't have much of a grasp of the firm culture as yet. However, from the virtual time I've had at the firm, the firm makes a strong effort to socialize through events that occur in affinity groups such as the Women's Initiative Network, and events that occur in each practice group. The atmosphere is collegial and welcoming.”
  • “I started at Lowenstein during the pandemic, which has presented its own challenges; however, that said, the firm has arranged for weekly ‘pod’ meetings to catch up with our practice groups concerning the matters that we are working on. There have also been a good number of social events every week, which have ranged from wine tastings (bottles and snacks shipped to our homes) to informal lunch meetings of three to four attorneys from different practice groups. Working from home, I've also had calls from partners and associates who just want to check in with me and see how things are going.”
  • “The culture and atmosphere are outstanding. Everyone I have worked with, including office managing partners and practice group leaders, are surprisingly down-to-earth, people are friendly, and lawyers interact with the staff as equals.”
  • “There are numerous Zoom opportunities due to COVID. Under normal circumstances there are many opportunities to socialize and the day-to-day atmosphere is very pleasant. I am very close to my assistant and the supporting staff.”

Why Work Here


Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers based 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.  

The firm’s practices areas include investment management, M&A, venture capital, bankruptcy, litigation, and insurance recovery. Lowenstein dedicates thousands of pro bono hours annually to matters concerning civil rights, criminal justice, housing, and immigration. Its leadership is committed to employees’ personal development, support, and mentorship and to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

Diversity at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

"Lowenstein Sandler takes a holistic approach to making sure diversity, equity and inclusion permeates all initiatives and programming undertaken by the Firm, both internally and in the community. Our diversity and inclusion efforts are spearheaded by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee (DEI Committee), which is led by the Firm's Managing Partner and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The twenty member DEI Committee, made up of both attorneys and staff, works collaborative to implement the five..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “We recruit a diverse range of candidates across our offices and practice groups. Grades and law school are important, and journal is always a plus for litigators, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The NJ office frequently hires from Rutgers and Seton Hall, and in New York, we tend to hire from Brooklyn, Fordham, and Cardozo, although we recruit nationwide, including from T14 schools like Penn, UVA, Columbia, NYU, and elsewhere. We have a diversity program where we hire students after their first year and provide them with a scholarship as well. And we have a training program for those of us conducting interviews to try to standardize the process as much as possible.”
  • “The incoming class is relatively small at Lowenstein, and I think a lot of emphasis is placed on making sure candidates are eager and capable of doing the work required of associates. While law school rankings and top grades may be an indication of one's competency, I believe that Lowenstein tries to take a deeper look and individually assess each candidate. ...”
  • “The firm looks for attorneys who have an interest in not only doing good, interesting work at a law firm, but also participating in the legal community by publishing articles, doing pro bono work, and attending firm social and cultural events. Good academics at any law school are welcomed, but the firm understands that young attorneys can leverage their work experience or flexibility to learn and grow. Overall, the firm greatly appreciates attorneys looking to set roots and commit long-term to the firm.”
  • “The hiring process is straightforward. In my case, I had a phone call with one partner, and then scheduled a video call interview with the other partners. I was hired two weeks later. …”

Perks & Benefits