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Pro Bono Report

15th Anniversary

Lowenstein Center
for the Public Interest

Our Mission

From its founding, Lowenstein Sandler has been committed to advancing the public interest and serving communities in need. The Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest embodies this commitment, directing the firm’s strong pro bono program and other forms of civic and philanthropic engagement. Through these efforts, the center addresses significant social problems and offers meaningful assistance to low-income and other marginalized people, along with the organizations that advocate for and support them. This work engages the full range of the firm’s talents and reflects the core values that imbue all the firm’s efforts: to perform work of the highest quality in a manner that maximizes results for our clients and causes.

Catherine Weiss

15th Anniversary Ascent

For 15 years, the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest has marshaled the talents of our colleagues and the resources of this generous firm to climb toward justice alongside our clients. On many days, we got high enough to glimpse a new horizon. I’ve been lucky to be around on some of those days.

I remember listening to my colleague Jon Wishnia and his client Wayne Meyer describe their work to keep families in their homes. They had devised a system to buy distressed mortgages in bulk, write down the debt, work with the families on reduced payment plans, and convert the units to affordable housing if they became vacant. I did not fully understand the mortgage finance terms Jon and Wayne threw around, but I knew they were preserving or creating affordable homes for thousands of families.

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Pro Bono by the Numbers

The firm

30,993 hours

to pro bono work
in 2023


707 pro bono

in 2023

On average, each
Lowenstein lawyer

83 hours

on pro bono
matters in 2023

The firm has

343,182 hours

to pro bono work
over the past
15 years