Biography

George A. LoBiondo is a litigation associate who represents clients in complex commercial disputes as well as in matters adverse to government entities. Mr. LoBiondo is also a member of the firm's Privacy and Data Security group, and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, Mr. LoBiondo served as a law clerk to the Hon. John F. Keenan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Matters

White Collar Defense and Investigations
Investigations and representations of large companies in connection with potential allegations arising under the False Claims Act; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Consumer Financial Protection Act; the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and other federal laws.

Representation of individuals in connection with investigations and potential prosecution by the Department of Justice.

Complex Commercial Litigation
Defend manufacturers of pharmaceutical and consumer products against actions by state attorneys general alleging consumer protection, unfair trade practices, or antitrust claims.

Representation of financial guaranty insurers in structured finance litigation involving student loans and residential mortgage-backed securities.

Defend medical device manufacturer in civil False Claims Act litigation.

Appeals
Representation of defendants in appeal of $85 million judgment on fraud, contract, and civil RICO claims.

Completed appellate representation of criminal defendant, resulting in partial reversal and significant reduction of sentence.

Additional experience briefing First Amendment, antitrust, and consumer protection issues to federal and state appellate courts.

Privacy and Data Security
Investigation on behalf of a university into a sensitive data breach and leak of highly confidential documents.

Counsel investment advisers regarding privacy obligations under federal and state law.

Advice concerning potential data security vulnerabilities.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Publications

  • Co-author, “SCOTUS to Decide if Cell Site Location Is Protected by Fourth Amendment,” New York Law Journal (July 10, 2017)

  • Contributor, DataSecurityLaw.com

  • Co-author, “Antitrust Enforcers Ramp Up Scrutiny of E-commerce at Home and Abroad,” Inside Counsel (July 21, 2015)

  • Author, “Pulling the Trigger on Public Campaign Finance: The Contextual Approach to Analyzing Trigger Funds,” 79 Fordham L. Rev. 1743 (2011) (Feerick Award for Best Student Note)