Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2021: Dotan Barnea, Annie Nazarian Davydov, Eric Jesse, Michael A. Kaplan, Kathleen A. McGee, Chandra K. Shih, and Daniel A. Suckerman.

The firm also elevated 20 associates to counsel: Kent Anderson CIPP/US, Scott Balterman, Robert Bee, Andrew Bisbas, Konstantin Chaus, Eugene R. ChevalJustin Corbalis, Alexander Dinur, Sarah Gore, Phillip Khezri, Paula Ladd, David Lifshitz, Brian Nistler, Alex H. Rosenthal, Amy C. Schwind, Bryan Sterba, Eric R. Suggs, Eric Swartz, Kristin V. Taylor, and Alexander D. Zozos. Kimberly E. Lomot has been named senior counsel.

All promotions became effective January 1, 2021.

“The areas of focus of our new partners and counsel show Lowenstein’s continuing growth across both our transactional and litigation areas, with a deepening bench in insurance recovery, white collar criminal defense, venture capital, and tech M&A,” says Chair and Managing Partner Gary M. Wingens. “It is a testament to the resilience of our firm and the strength of our lawyers that, even after the global challenges of the past year, we have elevated seven lawyers to partner in 2021. We look forward to these lawyers’ continued success and their dedication to our firm’s core values of client service and innovation.”

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.

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New Partners

Dotan Barnea, co-Chair of the Israel Practice and member of Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and Seed Stage Investing & Startups group, provides strategic support and advice to tech companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. He focuses on corporate and business matters as well as financing and M&A transactions.  

A significant part of Dotan’s practice involves work with non-U.S. startups as they raise money from U.S. investors and grow their businesses in the United States.

Dotan is a member of the bar of New York and Israel. Before joining Lowenstein Sandler, he practiced law in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dotan received both his B.A. and his L.L.B., magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. He served as a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces’ Infantry Corps.

Annie Nazarian Davydov, member of the Transactions & Advisory Group, Private Equity practice, and Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group), handles complex private and public mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. She represents all manner of entities, from strategic buyers, sellers, and sponsors to investment funds and private growth-stage technology companies. Annie also advises clients on general corporate governance matters. She has represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in numerous acquisitions, including its $1.45 billion acquisition of Too Faced.

Annie received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

As a representations and warranties (R&W) insurance specialist for over a decade, Eric Jesse of the Insurance Recovery group brings deep experience to private equity and strategic buyers’ deals and claims. He also counsels policyholders on their directors and officers (D&O) and cyber insurance programs to identify key policy enhancements available in the market. When policyholders have encountered insurers that refused to pay claims, Eric resolved those claims under a host of policies, defeated a wide range of coverage defenses, and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds. 

Eric received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from The George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

Michael A. Kaplan, member of the Business Litigation, Products Liability & Specialty Torts, and White Collar Criminal Defense groups, has significant experience in litigating all phases of bankruptcy matters and in fiduciary litigation, products liability, tort, and dram shop cases. He handles a wide array of civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts across the country and is experienced with U.S.-based and international arbitrations.

In addition to his civil practice, Michael represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal defense matters involving allegations of fraud and tax evasion. He conducts internal investigations and defends entities in investigations and civil proceedings brought by regulatory authorities.

Michael earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Temple University.

With close to two decades of experience as a prosecutor and leading regulator, including as Bureau Chief of the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Internet and Technology, Kathleen A. McGee leverages her extensive experience in the public sector by representing clients before federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulators on issues ranging from white collar criminal defense matters and criminal and civil investigations before the DOJ, SEC, FTC, and state attorneys general, to commercial disputes and advisory matters involving technology, data commodification, cybersecurity and privacy, consumer protection issues, tech M&A, data governance, and corporate governance.

A member of Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and the White Collar Criminal Defense practice, Kathleen counsels established global businesses, scale-ups, and startups (including fintechs, investment groups, and governments) in multiple sectors, including ad tech, financial services, insurance tech, biotech, IoT, and retail, on a broad spectrum of regulatory issues concerning technology, data security, and privacy.

She has a J.D. from Boston University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

Chandra K. Shih of Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group), Seed Stage Investing & Startups, and Venture Capital & Tech M&A works with growth-stage and early-stage startups and venture firms and the angel and strategic investors who fund them. She provides legal and strategic advice to founders, investors, and boards on corporate governance matters, debt and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Chandra also provides general legal and strategic guidance through all phases of her startup clients’ life cycles, from formation to exit and everything in between.

Chandra is a member of the leadership committee for both the Women’s Initiative Network and the Diversity Leadership Network at Lowenstein. She has a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Daniel A. Suckerman of the Real Estate practice represents a broad range of clients in diverse commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, financing, joint venture agreements, and matters relating to asset management.

Dan’s practice is national in scope and crosses all asset classes, with a focus on acquisitions and dispositions and significant experience in multifamily, industrial, self-storage, and retail. Also among Dan’s areas of emphasis is commercial leasing, covering both landlord and tenant clients and office (with a particular focus on New York City), retail, and industrial.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.