Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2022: Kent Anderson, Kate Basmagian, William Brannan, Alyssa A. Frederick, Matthew P. Hintz, Megan Monson, and Nick Samedi.
The firm also elevated 14 associates to counsel: Arielle B. Adler, Madhumita Datta, Samantha Fox, Allison Gabala, Nicholas D. Jackson, Marc L. Lomasky, Sam Noel, Michael Papandrea, Daniel C. Porco, Rebecca J. Ryan, Gina M. Seong, Nicole Stefanelli, Jacob D. Unger, and Kaileigh E. Wright.
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“This diverse class of new partners and counsel, representing a panoply of practices, backgrounds, and interests, reflects the many perspectives of not just our firm but our entire client roster,” says Chair and Managing Partner Gary M. Wingens. “These lawyers illustrate how Lowenstein’s culture of embracing a broad spectrum of talent enhances our ability to offer comprehensive and insightful legal services to clients spanning a multitude of industries, audiences, and objectives.”
Kent Anderson of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense group has a strong background in litigation involving fraud, technology, and cybersecurity issues from his tenure as Deputy Attorney General at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. He now represents private and public companies in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, in addition to organizations and individuals facing government investigations.
Kent is experienced in the litigation and appeals of high-stakes matters with a focus on consumer class actions, securities fraud, and disputes involving data transfer and privacy, trade secrets/intellectual property, and shareholder issues. He also defends parties in regulatory actions under state and federal law. His regulatory experience includes investigations and litigations involving major financial institutions, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, health insurance companies, and other organizations.
Kent received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law cum laude; and his B.S from Emerson College.
Kate Basmagian of the firm’s Capital Markets & Securities practice advises public companies regarding corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including reporting and disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She represents issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings.
Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler in 2013, Kate had in-house experience at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc., where her practice included '34 Act reporting as well as compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Kate received her J.D from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles.
William Brannan of Lowenstein’s Investment Management team provides counsel to regulated financial technology companies navigating complex securities, derivatives, and cryptocurrency regulatory issues. He regularly advises pre-IPO liquidity platforms and market participants with respect to product structuring and regulatory compliance. In addition, his practice focuses on advising cryptocurrency exchanges, custodians, and securities trading platforms with respect to federal securities laws, FINRA rules, security-based swap rules, state money transmitter licensing requirements, and the New York BitLicense.
Will counsels technology-focused broker-dealers on formation issues, product structuring, the FINRA membership process, and satisfying ongoing regulatory obligations. He also represents broker-dealers, hedge funds, and banks on various transactional issues,
Will earned his J.D from Pennsylvania State University and his B.A from Brunel University.
Alyssa A. Frederick of the firm’s The Tech Group helps tech and life sciences companies grow. Over the last dozen years, she has represented numerous startups, growth companies, and investors in venture and growth rounds, private tender offers and other secondary transactions, M&A, and preparing to enter the public markets.
Alyssa works with clients across a wide variety of technology sectors, including software, hardware, life sciences and digital health, logistics, fintech, renewable energy, and e-commerce, and she also represents venture capital, growth equity, and other types of investors.
Passionate about social entrepreneurship, she works with benefit corporations (B Corps) and has advised banks, institutional investors, export credit agencies, and sponsors in the development, financing, acquisition, and sales of renewable energy and infrastructure projects and companies in the United States and internationally.
Alyssa earned her J.D from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Yale.
As member of The Tech Group, Matthew P. Hintz focuses on intellectual property law with a concentration in trademark and copyright counseling. Clients benefit from his experience with both start-ups and multinational brands for clearance of proposed marks, obtaining approvals for applications to register marks and issued registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as brand protection and enforcement at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in foreign opposition proceedings.
Matthew is actively involved with the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, where he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the section’s Landslide magazine and as Vice-Chair for the USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee. He also serves as the section’s liaison to the National LGBT Bar Association and the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. He received J.D from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and his B.A from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Megan Monson of Lowenstein’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group focuses her practice on ensuring compliance and minimizing cost, Megan advises businesses and C-suite executives on a wide variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. She represents an array of public and private businesses of varying sizes and across multiple industries.
Megan’s experience ranges from plan design, implementation, and ongoing administration and compliance through termination. She also assists in the negotiation of employment and separation agreements and applies honed skills in both company and executive representation, and provides counsel on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of business transactions.
Megan received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Syracuse University.
Nick Samedi of Lowenstein’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice is a skilled transactional attorney experienced in buy- and sell-side public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other complex transactional matters. He also negotiates and closes refinancing, restructuring, securities offering, and private investment transactions. Nick’s clients range from entrepreneurs and privately and publicly held companies to growth-stage technology ventures and family-owned businesses.
A collaborator with meticulous attention to detail and an innate protective instinct, Nick keeps transactions on track and moving forward on all fronts. He is a trustworthy team player focused on realizing clients’ goals on time and on budget and on understanding each client’s distinct financial conditions and business objectives.
Nick earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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