Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce the promotion of Donatella Verrico to Chief Human Resources Officer. She has been with the Firm for 15 years and most recently served as Director of Human Resources.

As a leader in the strategic planning process, Ms. Verrico plays a pivotal role in organizational initiatives that drive efficiency, with an eye towards supporting the Firm brand, while encouraging loyalty and innovation from within. Leveraging her strong aptitude for connecting individual, team, and business needs, and building upon the Firm's strong commitment to diversity, she works on many fronts throughout the organization to ensure that individuals and affinity groups, like the Women's Initiative and LGBTQ Alliance, continue to thrive.

"Donatella is a real Lowenstein Sandler success story and demonstrates the commitment of the Firm to the professional development of all of our employees. She is admired and respected by all with whom she works and we are confident that she will do an outstanding job leading our dedicated HR team," said Gary Wingens, Chairman and Managing Partner.

Ms. Verrico began her history with Lowenstein working with the former Chair of Lowenstein's Employment Law Practice Group, where she gained valuable insights into policy and procedure. After a short stint establishing the HR function at a local New Jersey firm, she returned to the Firm's human resources department, amassing extensive experience in all aspects of HR including employee relations, benefits, recruitment, training and development, compliance, and retention.

"Working for a firm that provides a supportive and passionate environment, where individuals are respected and recognized for their contributions, is instrumental to success," says Ms. Verrico. "Lowenstein Sandler provides just that environment. As evidenced by awards won year-over-year, including Working Mother/Flextime Attorneys 50 Best Law Firms for Women, NJ Business Industry Association Top 25 Large Companies, and NJ BIZ Best Places to Work in NJ, Top 25 Companies, we are positioned for success each and every day."

Ms. Verrico received her B.A. from Montclair State University, magna cum laude, and is a certified SPHR and SHRM-SCP professional. She holds a Paralegal Certification and a Certificate of Advanced Standing in Secondary Education. While passionate about her work in human resources, Ms. Verrico is equally passionate about her volunteer work for Holy Family School, a private grammar school in Florham Park, where, as co-lead of the Marketing and Steering Committee, she is responsible for corporate fundraising, marketing events and strategies, and publicity.