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Lowenstein Sandler Invited to Join Center for Work-Life Policy’s 'Hidden Brain Drain' Task Force

Roseland, NJ, January 24, 2008 – Lowenstein Sandler, ranked one of the "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity and Women" by MultiCultural Law magazine, has been invited to join the "Hidden Brain Drain Task Force," an initiative of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a New York-based think tank.

The Task Force is focused on realizing female and minority talent over the lifespan by examining key challenges and developing a second generation of policy and practice with enough heft and traction to drive change. Since its launch in 2004, this private sector task force has had enormous research impact and spawned 18 models of best practice around the world. Three cycles of Task Force research have been published in the Harvard Business Review over the last two years, including "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps" and "Extreme Jobs: The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek."

In addition to Lowenstein Sandler, Task Force members include 39 global corporations representing more than 3 million employees in 152 countries. The project’s co-chairs include senior executives from American Express, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Lehman Brothers, and Time Warner.

Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding President of the Center for Work-Life Policy, directs the Task Force and also directs the Gender and Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Hewlett was the featured guest at a recent networking event presented by STRIDES®, Advancing Women in Business, a Lowenstein Sandler initiative created in 2006 to promote visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality interaction among peers for women in business. STRIDES co-chairs are firm partners Christine Osvald-Mruz and Mary J. Hildebrand.

"Lowenstein is honored to serve on this dynamic Task Force with colleagues from companies whose names are instantly recognized around the world," said Lowenstein Sandler Managing Director Michael L. Rodburg. "Similar to the Hidden Brain Drain project, the STRIDES program reflects Lowenstein’s commitment to developing and implementing effective advancement and retention solutions for women."

About Lowenstein Sandler
Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a nationally recognized corporate law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey and Boston, with over 275 attorneys providing a full range of legal services. The firm’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its client-centered, service-oriented culture. Lowenstein Sandler attorneys are regularly recognized for excellence by clients and peers in national publications, including "Best Lawyers in America", "Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Lawyers for Business" and the "Legal 500."