Lowenstein Sandler Chairman Named To ACOEL; Firm Serves As Counsel To PSE&G

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 01:00

Michael L. Rodburg, chairman of Lowenstein Sandler, has been named to The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), a professional association of lawyers who practice environmental law. ACOEL membership is by invitation and members are chosen by their peers for being preeminent in their field.

Mr. Rodburg has more than three decades of experience in complex litigation and has practiced exclusively in environmental law for more than 35 years. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and New Jersey Super Lawyers for his environmental law work, Mr. Rodburg represents business and industry in connection with significant business transactions, civil litigation and administrative agency proceedings arising out of a wide variety of environmental problems, including hazardous waste, substances litigation, and acquisition counseling.

Lowenstein Sandler served as IP counsel to PSE&Gfor a landmark alternative energy deal known as the "Solar 4 All" project.

PSE&G, an established leader in the U.S. for alternative energy sources, will install, own and operate 80 MW of solar power by 2013. PSE&G's $515 million investment will double New Jersey's solar energy capacity, and include the largest pole-attached solar installation in the world (200,000 solar units).

The Lowenstein team was led by firm partner Mary J Hildebrand and included Robert Paradiso, Lisa Schroeder and Daniel D Sierchio.

Lowenstein Sandler, along with co-counsel Wachtell Lipton, represented Schering-Plough Corporation in connection with over a dozen shareholder lawsuits filed in state and federal courts challenging and seeking to enjoin the proposed $46.3 billion merger between Schering-Plough and Merck & Co., Inc. After successfully moving to dismiss the state cases, Lowenstein succeeded in negotiating a favorable settlement in federal court, thereby permitting the transaction to be presented to the Schering-Plough shareholders for approval. Maureen A. Ruane, Douglas S. Eakeley, Jason E. Halper, and Natalie J. Kraner led the Lowenstein team.

Securities lawyer Marc B. Kramer has joined Lowenstein Sandler PC, practicing as a member of the law firm's Securities Litigation Group.

Mr. Kramer, 47, most recently in private practice, has a broad range of experience in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis in securities litigation representing institutional investors.

Lowenstein Sandler has been named among the 2009 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women. The annual honor recognizes law firms that exhibit an outstanding commitment to work-life balance, women's issues and family-friendly policies.