July 13, 2017 Last Updated 1:08 pm

IAB appoints Michael Hahn to serve as new Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Hahn was previously Vice Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and is currently Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Antitrust Law Committee

NEW YORK, NY — July 13, 2017 — The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the IAB Technology Laboratory have hired former Lowenstein Sandler LLP Partner Michael Hahn to serve as both trade associations’ new Senior Vice President and General Counsel. A seasoned antitrust attorney, with experience at the intersection of competition law and intellectual property, Hahn will handle legal matters for the trade groups, including antitrust compliance, intellectual property rights, and general corporate and contractual matters. He will also be responsible for serving as an advocate for the digital advertising industry on legal matters affecting members of IAB and IAB Tech Lab.

Michael HahnIn his previous role as Vice Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Hahn provided clients in the technology, advertising, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and higher education sectors with strategic counsel around competition, distribution, intellectual property and governance issues. IAB and IAB Tech Lab were among his clients, and over the course of the last five years Hahn handled various legal matters for the trade groups.

“Michael is one of the foremost legal advisors in our industry with a proven track-record in delivering results for our organization,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “Bringing his counsel in-house will allow him to be a guiding force in directing our legal needs, as we navigate the intricate media marketplace to promote the growth of digital.”

“We have already been impressed by Michael’s legal acumen, as well as his deep understanding of advertising technology,” said Alanna Gombert, Senior Vice President, Technology and Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab. “Having him come on board full-time will prove invaluable as we engage further in driving technical standards across the complex global landscape.”

“I am excited about taking on this new role with IAB and IAB Tech Lab—organizations’ at the nexus of digital marketing in the U.S. and across the globe,” said Hahn. “I am eager to bolster their missions and provide meaningful legal counsel on key issues that impact their constituents and advance the industry-at-large.”

Hahn is currently Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Antitrust Law Committee. He previously served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Competition Law 360 and the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Civil Torts and RICO Committee. He frequently publishes on a range of legal and policy issues.

Hahn holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University, M.P.P. from Georgetown University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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