Lowenstein Sandler is an AmLaw 200 corporate law firm with offices in New York, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., and Roseland, NJ. In 2011, the firm was ranked 168th largest in the United States in terms of attorney headcount by the National Law Journal, and 136th in profit per attorney by the AmLaw 200 survey (June 2011). It had 267 attorneys in December 2011. Lowenstein Sandler represents public and private companies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and private clients in corporate, litigation and bankruptcy matters throughout the country. It also provides legal services in investment management, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, intellectual property, technology, capital markets litigation, environmental law and litigation, insurance coverage, securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, real estate (including zoning matters,) trusts and estates, employment and employee benefits. The firm has been described as "well connected" politically and partners have been appointed to important positions in state government. The firm was founded in 1961 and was based in Newark, New Jersey. One of the firms founders was Newark-born Alan V. Lowenstein who was also a leader of Newarks charter reform movement. In the early 1980s, it had 67 lawyers and a staff of 150, but moved to Roseland, New Jersey after a four-year decision-making process. In 1994, one of the firms attorneys, Faith Hochberg, became the United States attorney for New Jersey, and succeeded Michael Chertoff at this position. In 2003, the firm was noted for promoting African-American David L. Harris, a one-time "radical", to head its litigation department. In 2004, the firm prevailed over six other competitors to represent creditors in the reorganization of Interstate Bakeries, the maker of Wonder bread, Twinkies, Devil Dogs; this case was considered to be one of the largest bankruptcy proceedings in the country. The firm does a variety of corporate work; on one occasion, attorneys tabulated stockholder votes; it also handles legal work relating to real estate auctions. as well as decisions about whether a business should go public or not.