Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2020 “Technology Sector Antitrust Law Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C.” by Corporate INTL.

Corporate INTL’s annual Global Awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisors and financiers in an array of countries and continents around the world. The awards recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in knowledge and service over the past 12 months.

For over 30 years, the lawyers of Lowenstein’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation group have been pioneers in competition issues facing technology companies. As each generation of technology has enabled new forms of competition, our team has mastered the technology and business issues to help clients navigate this ever-changing landscape. Led by partners Jeffrey Blumenfeld and Leiv Blad, Jr., the team plays key roles in technology competition issues shaping today’s economy, particularly those affecting fintech, telecommunications and internet services, software publishing and data analytics, the pharmaceutical industry, and other technology-based sectors.

Understanding that legal strategy must serve business strategy, we counsel clients’ business teams–from early-stage, venture-backed tech companies to major brands–on business structures; distribution; and disputes with competitors, suppliers, and customers on transaction negotiation and regulatory clearance in the United States and abroad. And for two decades, our lawyers have worked with tech clients on competition issues in intellectual property, including standards setting and IP licensing, patent pools and other joint licensing, collective defense, standard essential patents (SEPs), FRAND/RAND licensing, and litigation.

Bringing deep litigation skill and experience to the table, we represent companies in actions brought by customers and suppliers, actions by or against competitors, monopolization cases, criminal antitrust matters (investigations and trials), and class action antitrust lawsuits.

The team also advises on the competitive and antitrust impact of proposed corporate transactions, assisting clients engaged in mergers and acquisitions with analysis of the potential competitive impacts of the proposed transactions and in navigating obstacles presented by competition agencies when transactions are investigated or challenged.

“This recognition of our antitrust team’s work in tech is a testament to Lowenstein lawyers successfully taking an interdisciplinary approach across practice areas and industry sectors,” said Blumenfeld. “As we continue to grow our antitrust practice, along with our partner Zarema A. Jaramillo, we are fortunate to be at Lowenstein, with its world-class tech practice.”

“We are gratified to be recognized for our experience in providing tech and other clients with robust legal representation, including successful strategies for ensuring that they have the freedom to pursue their business plans,” said Blad. “This global award acknowledges both Lowenstein’s strong reputation in the nation’s capital and our expanding, worldwide capabilities.”

Corporate INTL bestows its Global Awards based on independent research and editorial teams, which focus on service type, service range, business type, geographical location, how a business operates, and the expertise each team can offer to companies that either trade or may want to trade in their chosen jurisdiction. Shortlisted firms are then reviewed by an independent awards panel in each country, with the eventual winners chosen by that panel.