New York, July 17, 2015Lowenstein Sandler LLP is proud to welcome Christopher S. Porrino back to the firm as a partner and co-chair of its national litigation practice. Mr. Porrino is Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He will continue to serve in his current role until July 31 and will rejoin Lowenstein Sandler shortly thereafter.

Mr. Porrino had served as partner and vice-chair of the litigation department at Lowenstein Sandler from 2004 until 2012. He entered public service in 2012 as Director of the Division of Law at the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.  In that post, he led a team of 500 lawyers who handled all of the State’s civil litigation. He personally handled some of the State’s most sensitive cases.  He joined the Office of the Governor as Chief Counsel in January 2014.

Gary Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler Chairman and Managing Partner, said, “Chris is a first-class lawyer and leader. During his time with the firm Chris was one of our go-to litigators for our Fortune 500 clients. With his recent experience at the highest levels of government, Chris joins our incredibly talented group of attorneys with significant government and prosecutorial experience. ”

Lowenstein partner Michael Himmel added, “I am excited to welcome Chris back to join me in co-chairing our national litigation practice, which we’ve grown aggressively to meet demand in the marketplace.  We are all very excited to welcome him back to Lowenstein Sandler.”

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