Miguel Alexander Pozo Partner

Roseland Washington, DC
T Roseland 973.597.6212; Washington, DC 202.753.3820



Miguel is a national leader, trusted advisor, strategist, and a connector. In 2015, the New Jersey Law Journal honored Miguel with its first-ever “Lifetime Achievement Award.” In 2013, he was featured on Hispanic Business' List of "Top 50 Hispanic Influentials" in the United States and in 2014, he was named to the Lawyers of Color "Power List," a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.

He is a homegrown litigation partner at Lowenstein Sandler with more than 15 years of experience. He works to enhance and protect some of the world’s most iconic brands by advising companies on trademark and employment law issues and representing clients in business litigation. His strategic approach also helps his luxury brand clients expand their businesses within a market or extend to new markets.

Miguel also has experience helping clients to protect their critical intellectual property rights from attack and infringement from competitors and counterfeiters in the context of social media platforms. Whether he is counseling a client, litigating a dispute in court or arbitrating his client's claim in an ADR forum, Miguel is constantly focused on how to maximize the value of his client's brands.

In business and employment law disputes, Miguel recognizes that the resolution of a specific matter can often create a ripple effect across the enterprise. Accordingly, a successful representation turns on his unique ability to fully understand the client’s short- and long-term business goals in the context of the client’s specific industry. His clients also value his ability to listen to their needs, as well as his passion for advancing their objectives.

A proven leader with a wealth of experience, Miguel is the immediate past National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and has been on its Board of Governors since 2004. He is also past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) and is the former Northern Vice Chair for the Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee (JPAC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), which vets judicial and prosecutorial candidates on a statewide basis.


Representative Engagements

Counseled LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc., Hublot, TAG Heuer and Thomas Pink on multiple issues, including licensing, trademark, gray marketing, franchising and supplier distribution.
Defended TAG Heuer and defeated an injunctive relief application seeking to enjoin termination of a dealer/distributor.
Represented Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC in employment litigation and counseled the company in all aspects of employer-employee relationship.
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Other Distinctions

  • New Jersey Law Journal (2015) – Honored with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Lawyers of Color "Power List" (2014) - Selected to the 2014 Lawyers of Color "Power List," a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.

  • Hispanic Business "50 Influentials" List (2013) – Featured among 50 influential national leaders in the country.

  • Super Lawyers (2010–2013); Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2007) – Chosen by his peers in the area of business litigation.

  • Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation (2012) – Recognized for his commitment to the community and his efforts to expand pipeline programs for Hispanic students.

  • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2011) – Awarded "Professional Lawyer of the Year" recognition.

  • LatinTRENDS magazine (formerly Defining Trends Magazine) (2009) – Named to "Latino Trendsetter" list.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “So You Made Partner, What Next?,” DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 12, 2014 (Speaker)

  • The Inaugural National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair 2014, Washington, D.C., April 4-5 2014 (Keynote Speaker)

  • "Top Ethical Pitfalls Faced by In-House Counsel," Pitney Bowes CLE Presentation, Stamford, CT, March 21, 2013 (Speaker)

  • "Trade Secret Litigation," Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute 2012, New York, NY, August 2012 (Speaker)

  • "The Top Ethical Pitfalls Faced by In-House Counsel," LS University, Roseland, NJ, November 2011 (Speaker)


Publications

Lawyer's Lantern - Miguel Pozo
Diversity & The Bar, September/October 2013
Miguel Pozo
Spotlight On Miguel A. Pozo - Feature Interview
Rutgers School of Law - Newark, September 2009
Miguel Pozo
SEO’s Opportunity Knocks Newsletter
SEO, September 2009
Miguel Pozo
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Press Mentions

In an Inside Counsel article about the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) and Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute, Miguel Alexander Pozo, HNBA National President, comments on the need to expose Hispanic law students to careers in intellectual property law. , May 28, 2014
On HispanicBusiness.com, Miguel Alexander Pozo is highlighted for being named as National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). , HispanicBusiness.com , September 30, 2013
Rutgers School of Law highlights Miguel Alexander Pozo for being awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Bloomfield College in recognition of his leadership in the legal field and Hispanic community. Mr. Pozo also delivered the keynote address during the commencement ceremonies. , Rutgers School of Law , June 11, 2013
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Related Areas

Commercial & Business Litigation
Employment
Real Estate
Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement

Education


Rutgers University School of Law - Newark ( J.D. , 1998 ) , Managing Editor, Rutgers Race and the Law Review
Hofstra University ( B.A. , 1994 ) , Dean's List

Bar Admissions


New Jersey

Court Admissions


1998 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2003 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2003 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2008 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2008 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2008 , U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations


  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
    • National President (2013-2014)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBANJ)
    • President (2009-2010)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Northern Vice Chair, Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee (JPAC) (2012-2014)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) (2014-present)
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
    • Trustee (2014-present)
  • Network of Trial Law Firms
    • Secretary (2014-present)
    • Executive Committee (2014-present)
  • Supreme Court Committees
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Civil Practice Committee (2010-2012)
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Office of Attorney Ethics - District Ethics Committee (District V) (2008-2009)
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Criminal Practice Committee (2004-2007)
  • Charitable Boards
    • New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLEEP) (2010-2012)
    • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Latino Advisory Council, Member (2009-2011)
    • Boys and Girls Club of Newark, Board of Trustees, Member (2008-2010)
    • Newark Museum, Latino Programming and Marketing Committee, Member (2008-2011)