Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that Mary J. Hildebrand, Member of the Firm, has been selected as one of the 2011 "Best Fifty Women in Business," by NJBiz magazine.
NJBiz's annual "Best Fifty Women in Business" award honors New Jersey women business leaders who are making a significant impact in their company, industry and community. Winners are selected based on their professional work, community involvement, and advocacy for women in business. The 2011 Best Fifty Women in Business winners were honored on March 28, 2011, at the Palace at Somerset, NJ.
A senior member of Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group, Ms. Hildebrand focuses her practice on strategic planning, commercialization, protection, and management of intellectual property and technology assets. Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009 and 2010) for her work in the intellectual property area, she has been lead counsel in many substantial transactions, with an emphasis on complex structures involving the development, distribution, exploitation, sale, license and outsourcing of IP assets, e-commerce, web-enabled ventures and clean energy. Ms. Hildebrand is also active in the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, where her pro bono counsel includes protecting the legal rights of women and children.
Ms. Hildebrand co-founded and co-chairs STRIDES®- Advancing Women in Business, an initiative sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler that promotes visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality peer interaction for women in business.
Lowenstein has been named 2011 "Humanitarian of the Year" by the American Conference on Diversity. The firm was recognized along with L'Oreal USA and the late New Jersey congressman Bob Franks at the American Conference on Diversity's Annual Statewide Humanitarian Dinner on March 29, 2011, at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ.
The Humanitarian of the Year honor is awarded annually to individuals or companies that have exhibited a record of philanthropy, self-sacrifice or business and personnel practices that contribute to the welfare of others regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, ethnic, cultural background or national origin.