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Lowell is senior counsel based in the Chicago office and is a founding member of Reed Smith Chicago’s legacy firm, Sachnoff and Weaver. He focuses his practice on a range of commercial litigation matters, appellate work, mediation and arbitration, and mentoring young lawyers.


  • Harvard Law School, 1957, LL.B., Advanced arbitration and mediation training, AAA and CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Harvard College, 1952, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Past Chair, Chicago Bar Association Securities Law Committee
  • Member, Planning Committee of the Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Institute of Northwestern University Law School; the Tulane Institute For Corporate Governance; the American Law Institute; and the PLI Securities Advisory Committee
  • Visiting lecturer on corporate, securities, antitrust and complex litigation at the University of Chicago Law School, Northwestern University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Faculty Member, Corporate Council Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association Committee on Corporation Laws -- responsible for drafting the Model Business Corporation Act
  • Included in the 2007-2009 editions of Best Lawyers in America for the area of Corporate and Securities law
  • Selected as a Illinois Super Lawyer in Securities Litigation by Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition magazine from 2006 - 2010

Awards & Recognition

  • American Lawyer 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Received the American Constitution Society 2010 Legal Legend Award
  • Received the 2007 Edwin A. Rothschild Lifetime Achievement Award for Civil Rights from the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law