BiographyMichael K. Lowman is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department. He is a member of its Securities Litigation, Class Action and Securities Practices.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Lowman served as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commissionís Division of Enforcement. During his five years at the SEC, Mr. Lowman served as primary trial counsel in a wide variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and elsewhere. Mr. Lowman investigated, and where necessary tried complex financial fraud cases, matters involving insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, market manipulation schemes and potential U.S. securities law violations by an off-shore brokerage firm and transfer agents. Mr. Lowman also worked closely with federal, state and foreign criminal law enforcement agencies in parallel criminal proceedings arising out of SEC investigations. Mr. Lowman received two Division Director Awards for his contributions to the Commission as a trial attorney.
Mr. Lowman also practiced for nearly eight years at large New York and Washington, DC law firms. During this period, he handled numerous high stakes corporate and commercial cases, ranging from representing corporations and individuals in SEC investigations, shareholder class and derivative actions, NASD arbitrations, as well as complex multi-party construction matters, commercial contract litigation, insurance coverage disputes, trademark and copyright litigation and consumer class action defense. He also advised corporations, as well as their officers and directors, on the requirements of the federal securities laws, Delaware corporate law and potential fiduciary obligations.
Mr. Lowman received his J.D. summa cum laude from The American Universityís Washington College of Law in 1992. Mr. Lowman served as the Senior Articles Editor of The American University Law Review. He received his B.A. degree summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989. After law school, Mr. Lowman clerked for the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow, Associate Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland.
Mr. Lowman is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, New York, Maryland and Virginia, as well as the bars of numerous United States District Courts.