George A. LoBiondo represents clients in complex commercial disputes and appeals, 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.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Defend innovator pharmaceutical company against antitrust claims brought by a competitor relating to the innovator’s blockbuster biologic drug. Also representing the innovator client in follow-on actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers.
Representation of financial guaranty insurers in structured finance litigation involving student loans and residential mortgage-backed securities.
Defend manufacturers of pharmaceutical and consumer products against actions by state attorneys general asserting consumer protection, unfair trade practices, or antitrust claims.
Represented medical device manufacturer in False Claims Act litigation, resulting in dismissal with prejudice.
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 Anti-Kickback Statute; the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and other federal laws.
Representation of individuals subject to investigation and potential prosecution by the Department of Justice.
Experience briefing First Amendment, antitrust, and consumer protection issues to federal and state appellate courts.
Representation of defendants in appeal of $100 million judgment on fraud, contract, and civil RICO claims.
Completed appellate representation of criminal defendant, resulting in partial reversal and significant reduction of sentence.
Privacy and Data Security
Investigation on behalf of a university into a sensitive data breach and leak of highly confidential documents.
Advise clients regarding privacy obligations under federal and state law.
- U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- New York
- New Jersey
Co-author, "INSIGHT: Carpenter v. United States: An Initial Assessment," Bloomberg Law (July 16, 2018)
Co-author, “SCOTUS to Decide if Cell Site Location Is Protected by Fourth Amendment,” New York Law Journal (July 10, 2017)
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)