Lowell Sachs

Marketing Counsel Raleigh

*Licensed only in Maryland. 

Mr. Sachs is Marketing Counsel with the firm’s Client Services department. In this role he works with attorneys across the firm and with other client services professionals to advance strategic marketing, communication, branding and business development efforts with a particular focus on support for the Immigration and Government Affairs practice groups.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Sachs served in senior strategic communication roles with organizations in both the private and public sectors including the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and BCS, Inc., a management consulting firm providing professional services to the U.S. government. Through his work as Deputy Vice President for Communication and Outreach at BCS, Mr. Sachs supported the U.S. Department of Energy as a lead on-site contractor tying policy analysis and communication planning activities together with high-impact partnership development and media engagement initiatives.

Previously, Mr. Sachs spent more than a decade with a leading Silicon Valley-based information technology company in the roles of Senior Manager for Federal Government Affairs and, subsequently, Senior Manager of Information & Strategy. Earlier, Mr. Sachs worked on federal public policy issues with the National Immigration Forum. Before his transition to public affairs and the policy arena, Mr. Sachs began his career as a practicing attorney with a boutique immigration law firm.

Having worked in multiple arenas, Mr. Sachs holds particular expertise in the fields of Immigration, Government Relations, Intellectual Property and Energy with significant experience supporting companies throughout the information technology, manufacturing and clean energy sectors.

Mr. Sachs earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia, received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University and was awarded a Certificate of Social Media Management from North Carolina State University. He is admitted to the Bar in Maryland, Colorado and the District of Columbia and is an Associate Member of the North Carolina Bar Association. In 2014, Mr. Sachs was elected to serve as Director of Operations for the Executive Board of the International Association of Business Communicators’ Triangle Chapter.

He lives in Cary, NC with his wonderful wife and daughter who continue to urge him to finish writing the novel that lurks occasionally at the back of his mind and the bottom of his desk.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)


Published Works


Our Insights

PODCAST: Immigration Insights: Need-To-Know Updates for Employers

November 06, 2018

PODCAST: Immigration Crash Course: What to Know About ICE Enforcement Activities

September 25, 2018

Employers Prepare for Higher Costs as USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees

August 31, 2018

Supreme Court Preserves Trump Travel Ban in Nod to Presidential Authority

June 28, 2018

USCIS Changes Policy on Accrual of Unlawful Presence for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

May 14, 2018

Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Applicants Is Now in Effect

May 03, 2018

D.C. District Court Rebuffs DACA Rescission

April 26, 2018

Supreme Court Declines to Review California’s Halt of DACA Rescission

February 28, 2018

New York Court Blocks DACA Demise

February 15, 2018

President Trump Replaces Expired Travel Ban With New Restrictions on Eight Countries

September 26, 2017

Employers Take Note: New Form I-9 Now in Effect

September 20, 2017

4th Circuit Ruling Continues Star-Crossed Fate of Trump Administration Travel Ban

May 26, 2017

Travel Ban Update: Hawaii Court Converts TRO to Full Blown Preliminary Injunction

March 31, 2017

BREAKING: Hawaii District Court Applies the Brakes to Second Version of President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

March 16, 2017

UPDATE: Ninth Circuit Upholds TRO Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

February 09, 2017

UPDATE: Federal Judge Issues Order Temporarily Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

February 04, 2017

UPDATE: FAQs on the Impact of the Executive Order Suspending Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries

February 03, 2017

Tech Sector Braces for Possible Impact from President-Elect Trump’s Immigration Agenda

December 14, 2016

USCIS Unveils New Form I-9 And Allows Time For Employers To Transition

November 15, 2016

Ogletree Governmental Affairs State Round-Up

December 01, 2015

U.S. Embassy in London to Be Temporarily Closed August 7 and 10

July 24, 2015

FY 2016 H-1B Cap Petition Not Selected: What Are the Options?

May 29, 2015

AAO Guidance Clarifies That Worker Mobility May Come at a Cost

May 29, 2015

Fifth Circuit Rejects Obama Administration’s Effort to Free Executive Actions From Injunction

May 27, 2015

Employers’ Demand for H-1B Visas Quickly Exceeds USCIS Cap . . . Again

April 10, 2015

House Relents on DHS Funding Debate; Leaves Executive Action on Immigration to Be Fought in the Courts

March 04, 2015

DHS Funding Hangs In Balance While Congress Squares Off Over Executive Action on Immigration

March 03, 2015

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Block Executive Action on Immigration While Related Regulations Proceed

February 17, 2015

Final Rule Extending Work Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses Expected Soon

January 30, 2015

Softening of Cuba Sanctions Opens the Way for Some Travel and Trade

January 27, 2015

The Immigration State of the Union: Obama Declares “We’ve Got a System to Fix”

January 22, 2015