Louis Lowenstein (lawyer)
Louis Lowenstein (June 13, 1925 – April 18, 2009) was an American attorney. He was a founding partner of Kramer Levin (at the time known as Kramer, Lowenstein, Nessen & Kamin) now one of New York City's leading corporate law firms; president of Supermarkets General, a supermarket conglomerate whose operating subsidiary was known as Pathmark; professor at Columbia University School of Law; and a leading critic of the U.S. financial industry.
He was the author of several books, including:
- What’s Wrong With Wall Street: Short Term Gain and the Absentee Shareholder, Addison-Wesley, 1988
- Sense and Nonsense in Corporate Finance, 1991
- The Investor’s Dilemma: How Mutual Funds Are Betraying Your Trust and What to Do About It, Wiley, 2008
He also coedited and contributed to Knights, Raiders, and Targets: The Impact of the Hostile Takeover, published by Oxford University Press in 1988.
- Hevesi, Dennis (April 25, 2009). "Louis Lowenstein, Professor of Business Law and Critic of Wall St., Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
- In Memoriam: Louis Lowenstein, Columbia Law Review, v. 109, no. 6, October 2009; pages 1263-1277
- William Glaberson, Crusading Professor: Louis Lowenstein; From C.E.O. to Corporate Critic, New York Times, July 17, 1988
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