Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the 2024 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business  has recognized five of the firm’s partners: Marie T. DeFalco, Doreen M. Edelman, Robert G. MinionScott H. Moss, and Jonathan C. Wishnia.

Chambers Global, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world, also recognized the firm in the areas of Hedge Funds and Capital Markets: Securitisation: MSR.

Lowenstein’s Hedge Funds practice has been included in the Global Guide for the past three years. 2024 is the first year the firm has been recognized in the category of Capital Markets: Securitisation: MSR, where it has been ranked as Band 2.

With regard to Lowenstein’s funds practice, the directory states: “Lowenstein Sandler is a notable investment funds player with an established practice assisting significant clients in the hedge fund space. [It] offers expertise in the formation of debt funds, funds of funds and other pooled investment vehicles; [and has] considerable experience of handling matters involving multiple jurisdictions.”

The Global Guide further notes that “Lowenstein Sandler shows notable strength across a range of securitization transactions. With particular expertise in MSRs, the firm leverages its strong base in New Jersey to assist buyers and sellers with a variety of esoteric MSR matters, including financing, acquisitions and dispositions.” 

The Global Guide ranked the following partners in their respective practice areas.

DeFalco is Co-chair of the firm’s Investment Management Group, which has been selected as one of the preeminent practices in the United States for its representation of private funds. She represents investment management clients throughout the United States and internationally, including fund managers, particularly venture fund managers, from first-time and emerging managers to very large and well-established firms; institutional investors considering and negotiating fund investments; and fund professionals joining or separating from investment organizations.

Edelman chairs Lowenstein’s Global Trade & National Security team; she is well known for her in-depth knowledge of trade policy and the CFIUS and her years of counseling clients with questions about import and export, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, and related M&A deal diligence. Her 30 years of practice in D.C. make her an excellent strategic partner for compliance guidance, internal regulatory reviews, and strategic planning. She focuses on both commercial/technology- and defense-related export controls and prepares regulatory filings and disclosures for imports, exports, and OFAC sanctions.

Minion is one of America's leading investment management lawyers; as Chair of Lowenstein Sandler's Investment Management Group, he regularly advises many of the world's leading funds and fund managers in all aspects of their business. He has organized and structured many of the largest private equity, hedge, multi-strategy, private credit, litigation finance, and other funds; completed substantial portfolio company merger, acquisition, disposition, financing, and other transactions; and created industry-leading Investment Advisers Act compliance programs.

Highly respected by industry peers for his depth of regulatory knowledge, Moss, Chair of the firm’s Fund Regulatory & Compliance practice and Co-chair of its Investment Management Group, has counseled hundreds of investment management clients in the implementation of compliance programs, as well as in the development of plans to ensure ongoing adherence to emerging regulatory standards.

  • Jonathan C. Wishnia, Capital Markets: Securitisation and Capital Markets: Securitisation: RMBS

Chair of the firm’s Mortgage & Structured Finance practice, Wishnia has extensive experience in matters related to the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans, and the securitization of various asset classes. He also advises clients regularly on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, and other general capital markets matters.

Chambers Global guide is designed to reflect market opinion through a year's worth of surveys from clients and lawyers worldwide. It is one of a series of Chambers and Partners' independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession. Chambers and Partners ranks premier law firms and lawyers throughout the world. The London-based team conducts thousands of interviews in 20+ languages, assessing firms’ technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, and depth of team. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. Its methodology can be found here.

The firm’s global rankings are available here.

About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a national law firm with over 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.