Mary J. Hildebrand is a Member of the Firm at Lowenstein Sandler, a nationally recognized full-service law firm. She practices in the firm's Tech Group, focusing on the strategic planning, commercialization, protection, and management of intellectual property and technology assets. Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009 and 2010) for her work in the intellectual property area, she has been lead counsel in many substantial transactions, with an emphasis on complex structures involving the development, distribution, exploitation, sale, license and outsourcing of IP assets, e-commerce, web-enabled ventures and clean energy. Ms. Hildebrand is also active in the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, where her pro bono counsel includes protecting the legal rights of women and children, most recently through work with the Perinatal Consortium of Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Ms. Hildebrand co-founded and co-chairs STRIDES® - Advancing Women in Business, an initiative sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler that promotes visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality peer interaction for women in business. Under Ms. Hildebrand's leadership, STRIDES has hosted more than 20 successful events since its founding in 2006, including keynotes featuring New York Times columnist and best-selling author Lisa Belkin; New York Times best-selling author Julie Morgenstern, and economist/author Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
In 2011, Ms. Hildebrand was honored among "Best Fifty Women in Business" by NJBiz magazine. She was also honored at the Executive Women of New Jersey's 2008 Salute to the Policy Makers, which recognizes women executives who set policy at major corporations or other organizations in New Jersey. Active in her local community, she is a founding member of the Women's Council at the Liberty Science Center. She is a CEO Level Member of Vistage International; Co-chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society; Past President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Executive Association of New Jersey; and a member of the Governance Committee for the Executive Women of New Jersey and the Women Presidents' Organization.
Ms. Hildebrand earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Union College of Union University.