Marvin J Lowenthal

Associate, New York

Marvin J Lowenthal

Associate, New York

Marvin Lowenthal’s practice focuses on white collar defense, general commercial and securities litigation, and privacy. Marvin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in the U.S.

Prior to joining the firm, Marvin was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as a Research Specialist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Marvin is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of Incorporation of the Michigan Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He received a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where he studied physics and linguistics.

Super Lawyers recognized Marvin as a Rising Star each year since 2018.

Marvin Lowenthal’s practice focuses on white collar defense, general commercial and securities litigation, and privacy. Marvin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in…

Education

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011); American University (M.A. 2008); University of Chicago (B.A., with honors, 2006)

Bar Admissions

New York State; New Jersey State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Activities and Affiliations

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)

Member, Science and Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that 38 of the firm's New York and Washington D.C.­based attorneys have been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers List across a wide range of practice areas. C&G co­founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.

Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers

Jonathan S Abernethy: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Kwaku Andoh: Mergers & Acquisitions
Elizabeth Bernhardt: Business Litigation
Thomas E Bezanson: Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Colin C Bridge: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Karen H Bromberg: Intellectual Property
Jason Brown: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Damir Cefo: Intellectual Property Litigation
Joanna K Chan: Securities Litigation
Mark S Cohen: Business Litigation
S Gale Dick: Business Litigation
Christian R Everdell: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Lawrence T Gresser: Business Litigation
Oliver S Haker: Business Litigation
Johannes Jonas: Mergers & Acquisitions
Nicholas J Kaiser: Real Estate
Jeffrey I. Lang: Business Litigation
Melissa H Maxman: Antitrust Litigation
Ellen Paltiel: General Litigation
Nathaniel P T Read: Business Litigation
Bonnie J Roe: Securities & Corporate Finance
Stephen M Sinaiko: Business Litigation
C Evan Stewart: Securities Litigation
Daniel H Tabak: Business Litigation
Scott D Thomson: Business Litigation
Alexandra Wald: Business Litigation
Ronald F Wick: Antitrust Litigation

Rising Stars

Luke Appling: Civil Litigation
Sharon L Barbour: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Drew S Dean: General Litigation
William Kalema: Business Litigation
Sophia Soejung Kim: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Sri Kuehnlenz: Civil Litigation
Winnifred A Lewis: Securities Litigation
Marvin J Lowenthal: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Barbara K Luse: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Matthew V Povolny: Business Litigation
Benjamin Zhu: Criminal Defense: White Collar

Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that 35 of the firm's New York and Washington D.C.­based attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List across a wide range of practice areas. C&G co-­founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce that 33 of our New York and Washington D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to its list of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce that thirty of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founders Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald as two of its top 50 women lawyers in New York. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.
C&G welcomes the attorneys who joined the firm in 2017. "We’re very fortunate to have added these exceptional lawyers in New York and Paris," said Managing Partner, Lawrence T Gresser.  "We look forward to continuing to build our transactional and disputes practices in all of our offices in 2018."
Major League Baseball recently announced a partnership with Sorare, the operator of a fantasy soccer game featuring NFTs, to launch a similar NFT-based baseball game in which fans create a fantasy team of NFTs that represent Major League Players. This venture signals an increased public interest in NFT-based fantasy sports teams, which will likely grow in popularity over the next few years.

  • Although details of the game have yet to be released, Sorare is expected to issue a set number of MLB NFT cards for each player that displays an image of the player in question, with their team and number, much like a physical baseball card. Participants can purchase the cards and then use them to build a team and compete against others.
  • There is some concern among consumers that purchasing digital collectibles, such as NFTs, poses a higher risk than purchasing physical collectibles. If the game collapses, for instance, there is a possibility that purchased NFTs could lose their value.
  • It remains to be seen how this partnership will play out, but given the previous success of Sorare’s fantasy soccer league and the continued public interest in cryptocurrency, it is likely that the MLB game will be a success.
In an article for Blockchain Law Alliance, Marvin J. Lowenthal breaks down why this partnership makes sense and analyzes the potential impacts it could have on NFT purchasing and fantasy sports leagues in the future.

In this C&G client alert, Doug Pepe and Marvin Lowenthal examine the impact of the New York Assembly's bill and highlight the key factors that the responsible departments will use to assess the environmental impact of the mining industry in New York.

New York legislators will soon vote on a bill that would place a two-year moratorium on certain cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication (POW) methods to validate blockchain transactions in an attempt to maintain compliance with NY’s greenhouse gas emission regulations. While the scope of this bill is relatively limited, how the legislator reacts could provide valuable insight into how receptive various NY departments are to the crypto mining industry as a whole.

  • The bill’s underlying theory is that the continued expansion of crypto mining operations running POW authentication methods to validate blockchain transactions will negatively impact compliance with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which requires New York to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Despite some believing this bill will impose an outright ban on all mining, if passed, the bill won’t affect presently operating POW mining operations, instead only prohibiting the issuance of new permits. Mining operations that use alternative energies, such as wind or solar, will also remain unaffected.
  • But the bill could still do serious and lasting damage to NY’s mining industry, as mining operations may be hesitant to invest substantial capital into New York if they fear having their operations shutdown at any time due to changes in the state’s regulatory landscape.
In an article for Blockchain Law Alliance, Marvin J. Lowenthal discusses the reasoning behind and the potential implications of this bill, as well as analyses its potential to become a template for how other states examine their own support for crypto mining.

In this C&G Client Alert, Christian Everdell and Marvin Lowenthal discuss several of the most common safety measures businesses have been considering implementing to protect their employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how various privacy laws may be implicated by these measures.

Karen H Bromberg and Marvin J Lowenthal examine the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (“SHIELD”) Act, which amends New York’s current data breach notification law and places increased obligations on businesses that handle private data. With the SHIELD Act, New York joins the growing list of states that have adopted legislation to strengthen consumer privacy protections.

Lawrence T Gresser and Marvin J Lowenthal highlight the ways in which artificial intelligence may affect the law firms of the future in their most recent article for the New York Law Journal.