Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2019: Lesley P. Adamo, Dmitry Andreev, Marc S. Kurzweil, James B. O’Grady, Eileen Overbaugh, Peter Slocum, and Julie Levinson Werner. These promotions represent the largest group of lawyers promoted to partner in the firm’s history and reflect Lowenstein’s accelerating growth in our key sectors and practices. The firm also elevated six associates to counsel: Brandon Fierro, Joseph G. Jones, Robert Lynn, Brianne Perlman, Nedda N. Salehi, and Leah Satlin. All promotions became effective Jan. 1, 2019.
“It is an honor to welcome these accomplished attorneys as partners and counsel to help lead the firm into the future,” said Chairman and Managing Partner Gary M. Wingens. “These promotions reflect our commitment to providing clients with service that is innovative, solutions-driven, and reflective of our deep understanding of their businesses. And it is further evidence that Lowenstein is the right place for talented lawyers to pursue productive, fulfilling careers. We are confident that these outstanding individuals will play a critical role in the firm’s continued success.”
Lesley P. Adamo is a member of the firm’s Tax group, where she works closely with clients, as well as her corporate colleagues, to understand clients' business objectives and help ensure that transactions are structured tax-efficiently. She provides counsel on a variety of transactional tax matters, including corporate, partnership, and individual tax issues arising at the federal, state, and international levels, and she advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formation, and the various tax issues specific to startup businesses. Lesley earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She received her B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Amherst College.
Dmitry Andreev is a member of the firm’s Tech Group and Patent Counseling & Prosecution group, where he guides clients through the complex landscape of intellectual property law with the goal of enhancing their IP assets and protecting their investments. A registered patent attorney with considerable technical experience, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the computing science and electrical engineering fields, including computer hardware and software, network architecture and management, communication protocols, wireless communications, image processing, cloud computing, and blockchain-related applications. Dmitry earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and his M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
Marc S. Kurzweil is a member of the firm’s Debt Financing and Corporate groups, where he advises international and U.S.-based lenders and borrowers from a range of industries, including insurance, paper and forest products, pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care, art, technology, and diamonds and jewelry. He represents agent banks, lenders, corporate borrowers, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of complex financing transactions. Marc earned his LL.M. from Fordham University School of Law and his J.D. from New York Law School, where he was the staff editor of the Media Law and Policy Journal. He received his B.B.A. from The George Washington University.
James B. O’Grady is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets & Securities and Transactions & Advisory groups, where he focuses on capital markets and securities law, representing companies, investment banks, and investors in public and private offerings and SEC compliance. His transaction experience includes initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, secondary resales, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), registered directs (RDs), confidentially marketed public offerings (CMPOs), rights offerings, reverse mergers, convertible preferred equity and debt offerings, tender offers, and other transaction structures. James earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he served as the finance editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and his B.A. from Harvard University, cum laude.
Eileen Overbaugh is a member of the firm’s Investment Management group, where she advises hedge funds, private equity funds, venture funds, and other pooled investment vehicles in connection with structuring, formation, and ongoing operations. Eileen negotiates seed and strategic investments as well as joint ventures, managed account arrangements, and other alternative investment relationships. Her practice is focused particularly on the business arrangements between principals of hedge funds and private equity funds, including governance of the investment manager and general partners of such funds. Eileen earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Drew University, both summa cum laude.
Peter Slocum is a member of the firm’s Litigation department, where he represents public and private clients on complex issues ranging from white collar criminal defense to internal investigations, civil litigation, regulatory compliance, constitutional law, and business divorce. Peter served as First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey; in that role, he was the second-ranking lawyer in the state, serving as the Acting Attorney General on numerous matters and acting as one of the principal legal advisors to both the Governor of New Jersey and the Attorney General of New Jersey. Prior roles include Deputy Attorney General, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, and Counsel to the Attorney General. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he served as the business editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Julie Levinson Werner is a member of the firm’s Employment Counseling & Litigation group, where she provides clients with strategic advice on the potentially wide-ranging impact of employment matters. She serves a dual role as both employment law counselor and litigator, considering the employment actions of a business from every possible angle. Julie handles employment issues for clients—from startups to public companies—in a wide variety of sectors, including technology and life sciences entities. She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, and received her B.A. from Cornell University, with distinction.