Lowenstein Sandler has been named one of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2020 Compass Award winners for its continued commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.

The Compass Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that participated in the LCLD Fellows Program, Pathfinder Program, and Pipeline Program (the 1L Scholars Program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program) in addition to attending the organization’s annual meeting.

Danielle Carr, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Lowenstein, says, “Our partnership with LCLD is a critical component of our inclusion efforts. Its pipeline programs help us develop diverse lawyers through professional development training, networking, and access to law firm leaders and in-house counsel executives. They also provide an exemplar for all of our other diversity initiatives to emulate.”

Gregory Baker, partner in the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense group, represented Lowenstein in the 2020 LCLD Fellows Program, a landmark initiative created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Craig Dashiell, counsel in the firm’s Business Litigation and Class Action Litigation groups, was a member of the 2020 LCLD class of Pathfinders, a program designed to train high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and the building of professional networks.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. The LCLD Pathfinder Program has trained nearly 700 early-career attorneys since 2015, catering to junior lawyers in law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession.

Lowenstein also participates in LCLD’s 1L LCLD’s Scholars Program, which provides diverse first-year law students with valuable professional experiences, while introducing them to the value of relationships and network-building.

These initiatives complement the firm’s other commitments to diversity and inclusion, such as the Lowenstein Sandler LS Scholars Program, which offers paid summer associate positions and scholarships to promising, diverse first-year law students, and employee resource groups such as the Diversity Leadership Network, the LGBTQ+ Alliance, and the Women’s Initiative Network.

About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler 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.