For the fourth consecutive year, Lowenstein Sandler has earned an A+ rating from New Jersey Law Journal for its pro bono work. The firm ranks first in New Jersey for the number of pro bono hours per attorney, donating a total of 19,117 hours firmwide in 2008, or more than 78 hours per attorney.
"Pro bono service remains a cornerstone of our work as a firm," says Kenneth Zimmerman, member of the firm and chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. "Our continued recognition in this area and the expansion of our pro bono program underscores Lowenstein Sandler's ongoing commitment to serving individuals and organizations that would otherwise have difficulty securing legal representation. It further represents the firm's commitment to address the increased needs of individuals and organizations in the communities in which we live and work."
New Jersey Law Journal recognized the firm for an extensive body of pro bono work, including the October 2008 establishment of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest.
Fifteen Lowenstein Sandler attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of New Jersey Rising Stars, an annual list that recognizes the state's top up-and-coming lawyers.
The firm's 2009 Rising Star honorees are: Nicole Bearce Albano, member of the firm; Michael J. Hahn, counsel; Jason Halper, counsel; Eric H. Horn, associate; Vanessa A. Ignacio, senior counsel; David E. Leit, member of the firm; Matthew M. Oliver, member of the firm; Anthony O. Pergola, member of the firm; Nicholas San Filippo, IV, member of the firm; Gina M. Sarracino, counsel; Khizar A. Sheikh, associate; John S. Stolz, member of the firm; S. Jason Teele, counsel; Katherine Varker, associate; Michael P. Vito, member of the firm.