Announcement of 2014 HNBA – Prudential Fellowship Program

 

2014 HNBA-PRUDENTIAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP (Lowenstein) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a third year law school student to be the 2014 HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow.

The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination.

At the end of the Fellow’s second law firm year, assuming the Fellow has performed satisfactorily at the law firm and demonstrated an interest in working in a core practice area in the Prudential Law Department, the Fellow will be given the opportunity to be located in the Prudential Law Department’s Newark, New Jersey office or other office in the greater New York City metropolitan area for up to one year (the “Fellowship Year”).

During the Fellowship Year, the Fellow will continue to be solely employed, compensated and supervised by Lowenstein Sandler. If the Fellow performs satisfactorily, in the judgment of Lowenstein Sandler, during the Fellowship Year, the Fellow will be expected to return to Lowenstein Sandler at the end of the Fellowship Year.

About HNBA, Prudential and Lowenstein Sandler

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow. For more information, please visit www.hnba.com.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company’s well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential’s businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. For more information, please visit www.prudential.com.

Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a leading provider of transactional, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal services to many of the country’s top companies and funds. Close to 300 lawyers in our New York, New Jersey and California offices immerse themselves in our clients’ industries in order to deeply understand their businesses. Lowenstein is characterized by its passion for our clients’ success, our commitment to our people, and our pro bono and public interest work in the communities that we serve.

Primary Responsibilities

After graduation, the Fellow will join the Lowenstein firm in the 2014 Fall Associate Class and will have the responsibilities of a full-time associate.

If the Fellow accepts the opportunity to be located at Prudential after the Fellow’s second law firm year, the Fellow’s responsibilities may include the following: To be customized by Pru and Law Firm. Might include the following: executing legal transactions; securing, preparing, drafting, and processing legal documents; undertaking legal research; litigation support; and other special projects. The Fellow shall assist attorneys in providing legal advice to internal clients on a daily basis.

Qualifications

• Minimum law school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
• Possess financial or business-related experience or demonstrated interest.
• Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
• Strong conceptual thinking and legal analytical skills.
• Strong interpersonal and social skills.
• Strong organizational, time management and project management skills.
• Ability to work and think independently.
• Forward thinking ability with a risk management perspective.
• Strong ethics and moral code.
• Ability to efficiently multitask, manage priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels.
• Ability to make accurate and time sensitive decisions.
• Assess a range of situations and identify appropriate response and attention
• J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
• Prior work experience in a financial services or insurance industry preferred.
• Member of HNBA.

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit a cover letter (which should include a personal statement as set forth below), resume, list of three references, writing sample and transcript to:

Erika Lopez-Tello
National Events Director
Hispanic National Bar Association
1900 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-4777 Ext. 302
Fax: (202) 503-3403
E-mail: elopeztello@hnba.com with copy to info@hnba.com
Web: www.hnba.com

with copies to:

Miguel Alexander Pozo
National President
Hispanic National Bar Association
1900 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Direct Phone: (973) 597-6212
Direct Fax: (973) 597-6213
Direct Email: mpozo@lowenstein.com with copy to egomez@lowenstein.com
Web: www.hnba.com
The cover letter should also include a personal statement that highlights one of the following topics that have not been captured in the candidate’s resume:

1) a discussion of how diversity and inclusion in the workplace or in the academic environment has had a personal impact;

2) an example of a time when the candidate found it challenging to work with others in a team (including the issues, the resolutions and the overall result); or

3) an example of a time the candidate suspended or cancelled leisure time to complete work or to address other personal obligations.

4) a discussion of how participation in the Prudential Fellowship Program will benefit and enhance the candidate’s experience at Lowenstein Sandler.

Please write “Prudential Fellowship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 31, 2014. Finalists must be available to participate in phone interviews between February 10, 2014 and February 21, 2014. Selected candidates will be invited for in-person interviews in Newark, NJ in early March 2014, with offers to be made shortly thereafter.

Lowenstein Sandler LLP and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.