Matthew M. Oliver

Graduation Year: 1994, RLS 1997

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Litigation Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group

 

Two skills I acquired as an American Studies student that I use in my current job are critical thinking and persuasive writing.  As a lawyer, I am constantly called on to analyze and deconstruct arguments, and the ability to think critically about my adversary’s position and my client’s position are absolutely essential.  Likewise, persuasive writing is an incredibly important asset as a litigator, as effective communication with courts, arbitrators, and adversaries can make the difference between a winning legal strategy and losing one.

 

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