Leiv Blad Jr. Partner and Co-Chair, Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Washington, DC
T 202.753.3820 | F 202.753.3838

Leiv represents clients in complex antitrust investigations and litigation, including matters involving price fixing and monopolization. In addition, he has extensive experience handling class actions, multi-party litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. Leiv has argued matters before the federal and state courts, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice, among other administrative agencies.

His experience ranges across industries and he is particularly well-versed in defending clients in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries, both of which have been the subject of government scrutiny for pricing practices. He is known for his ability to wade through dense statutes and contradictory guidance to achieve success for his clients in government and private antitrust matters.

A leader among his peers, Leiv was a partner at three global firms before joining Lowenstein. He recently served as co-chair of the antitrust, competition, and trade regulation practice at one global firm.

Representative Engagements

Representing parties to M&A transactions in entertainment, high technology, and manufacturing industries.
Representing international pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple regulatory and patent settlement disputes.
Representing international auto parts manufacturer in multiple Section 1 investigations by the Department of Justice.
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Other Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US (2013, 2015-2016) – Recommended for Antitrust: Cartel; Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions; and Antitrust: Merger Control

  • Super Lawyers (2009, 2013-2017) – Rated in Antitrust Litigation in Washington, D.C.

  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2010) – Recommended for Corporate Litigation (Intellectual Property)

Related Areas

Antitrust & Trade Regulation
White Collar Criminal Defense


Boston University School of Law ( J.D. , 1990 )
University of Virginia ( M.A. , 1987 )
University of California, Los Angeles ( B.A. , 1985 )

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia