Washington D.C. - February 15, 2017 - Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Leiv Blad has joined the firm as a partner and co-chair of the firm's antitrust practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Blad joins with Zarema Jaramillo, who becomes senior counsel in the firm's antitrust practice. Mr. Blad and Ms. Jaramillo add further depth to Lowenstein's antitrust practice and to the firm's growing Washington, D.C. office. Both join from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Mr. Blad has spent nearly two decades representing domestic and international companies in complex antitrust investigations and litigation, including matters involving price fixing and monopolization. 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.

Ms. Jaramillo has significant antitrust experience, providing counseling and representing clients in investigations related to mergers and acquisitions and complex antitrust class actions. She represents clients from the financial services, technology, life sciences, and telecommunications and other sectors before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and foreign competition agencies. Ms. Jaramillo also advises clients in government investigations and civil litigation involving violations of U.S. Securities Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Said Mr. Blad, "Lowenstein's sophisticated and accomplished team in D.C. impressed me, as did the Firm's entrepreneurial culture and client focus. I was particularly struck by the fact that every attorney I met throughout the firm could articulate with great clarity the strategy of his or her practice group and of the firm. I don't know of another firm with that kind of strategic focus. I am grateful to be part of such a strong team as we help steer our clients through an evolving antitrust environment."

"Leiv is a leader among his peers with a strong reputation in the antitrust arena. Zarema brings important additional strengths to the team," said Jeffrey Blumenfeld, Co-Chair of Lowenstein's Antitrust practice. "Leiv's extensive experience navigating the D.C. landscape will be invaluable to our clients. As we continue to grow our Washington office, Leiv and Zarema add to our already significant capabilities in core sectors including life sciences and financial services."

Gary Klein of Klein Landau provided legal search services to the firm on this placement.

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