Lowenstein Sandler has announced that Bryan Sterba, Steven K. Tam and Brent Weisenberg have been elected to the firm partnership beginning in 2024.

Three counsel have been elevated to senior counsel: Naomi D. Barrowclough, Sarah P. Cole, and Philip J. Gross.

Thirteen associates have been elevated to counsel: Michael J. Campolongo, Rasmeet K. Chahil, Christian C. Contardo, Alyssa D’Antonio, Ryan E. Fennell, Zachary D. Furnald, Markiana J. Julceus, Jimmy Kang, Mitchell McDonald, Christopher T. McNeill, Stephen Tanico, Sara Uz, and Stephen Zapf.

“We are delighted to welcome Bryan, Steven and Brent to our partnership, and we congratulate all of our new senior counsel and counsel,” said Gary M. Wingens, Chair and Managing Partner of Lowenstein Sandler. “It is a privilege to work with these dedicated lawyers, who every day display an abiding commitment to our clients, colleagues and communities.”

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New Partners

New Partners

Bryan Sterba (New York/New Jersey)
Emerging Companies & Venture CapitalTechnology & Media TransactionsLowenstein Crypto

Bryan Sterba practices at the intersection of law and technology, with a particular focus on tech-based companies, M&A and venture capital transactions, negotiating licensing and services agreements, IP transfers, carve-out transactions, as well as media and advertising work. With the rapid pace of technology adoption in various industries, Sterba advises clients on how to leverage emerging technologies to achieve their business objectives. He has a deep understanding of Large Language Models, Artificial Intelligence (AI), open source software, and Data Scraping, which enables him to communicate effectively with tech-savvy clients and practitioners outside the realm of typical legalese.

Aside from tackling novel issues with the latest technologies, Sterba also provides grounded legal advice for day-to-day intellectual property and commercial contract matters. He is known for his ability to break down complex legal concepts into understandable and relatable explanations, which his clients appreciate. A significant portion of Sterba's practice is focused on M&A matters, including complex carve-out transactions for private equity and strategic purchasers. He works diligently with clients on the full range of intellectual property issues that arise in these transactions, as well as transition service agreements to ensure a seamless changeover at closing.

New Partners

Steven K. Tam (Palo Alto)
Patent Counseling & Prosecution, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

Steven K. Tam guides business clients through all stages of patent portfolio development, including strategy, invention harvesting, patent drafting, U.S. and international patent prosecution, and portfolio management. He drafts and prosecutes utility and design patents for U.S. and global jurisdictions in the electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering fields. His practice also includes performing intellectual property due diligence and providing litigation support to clients across a range of industries.

Before joining the firm and becoming a registered patent lawyer, Tam worked as an electrical design engineer at Texas Instruments. He is also skilled in a wide range of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle systems, Software as a Service (SaaS) communication platforms, data analytics, data storage, cloud computing, computer vision, integrated circuits, video game technology, capacitive sense technology, memory technology, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, social networks, and beauty products.

Tam is also involved in a variety of pro bono initiatives, including providing pro bono representation in guardianship and conservatorship cases in partnership with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.

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Brent Weisenberg (New Jersey)
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department

Brent Weisenberg has particular experience counseling official and unofficial committees across a wide array of industries, including retail, real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, manufacturing, and technology.

Weisenberg has also become a trusted advisor to sexual abuse survivors across the country. He is counsel to official committees representing the interests of survivors in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland (California) cases.

In the Camden diocese case, Lowenstein helped the Committee negotiate a settlement which will see the Camden diocese pay survivors $87.5 million—the second-largest cash payment by any Catholic diocese in bankruptcy to date—plus assign all of its rights to insurance policy proceeds to a trust created to benefit survivors.

Weisenberg serves as an advisor to CHILD USA, the leading national nonprofit think tank fighting to protect children from future abuse and neglect and bring justice to survivors.  Weisenberg has quickly become a thought leader in this field and has spoken across the country on the many issues raised in diocesan bankruptcies.

About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a national law firm with more than 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.