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Akiba Stern

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Akiba Stern has advised clients for 30 years in all aspects of business law, both as in-house counsel and at law firms. Mr. Stern concentrates his practice on outsourcing, technology-enabled business transactions, e-commerce, technology transfers, licensing, intellectual property and joint ventures. He also specializes in transactions involving the commercialization of intellectual property.

Mr. Stern helps his clients with outsourcing transactions and strategic alliances, as well as with structuring, negotiating and implementing commercial strategies, alliance structures, pricing models, governance arrangements, change management protocols, contract administration and supplier compliance strategies.

While Mr. Stern's outsourcing experience is across all business processes (including ITO, AD&M, F&A, HRO, KPO, logistics and facilities management) and many business verticals (including pharmaceutical, entertainment, manufacturing and packaged goods), the majority of his work is for financial services companies, including investment banks, hedge funds, commercial banks, insurance companies and specialty financiers. Mr. Stern has developed a significant background in asset management middle and back office outsourcings.

Examples of other significant transactions that Mr. Stern has completed include a strategic alliance between a major investment bank and a credit card issuer, a global strategic technology alliance between a multinational bank and one of the leading Internet portals, and a license agreement permitting the application of one of the world's best known trademarks to consumer electronics.

Mr. Stern has lectured widely and has published many articles regarding outsourcing, computer and Internet law, and intellectual property.


Boston University, M.B.A., 1980
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Yeshiva University, B.A., 1976

United States: Media, technology and telecoms


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Loeb & Loeb LLP has ‘good lawyers who know their stuff in very complex and innovative deals’. The firm advises predominantly buy-side clients, often on multi-tower ITO and BPO transactions. Its ‘highly practical deal enablers who partner well with both in-house lawyers and consultants’ include New York-based chair of the technology and outsourcing group Kenneth Adler and partner Akiba Stern, who is ‘smart, easy to work with and zealously represents his clients’. Adler recently assisted one of the largest health systems in the US, Northwell Health, with the creation of new physician management services business Formativ Health, which provides revenue cycle management, IT outsourcing and patient access services. The firm also counts Guardian Life, JPMorgan Chase and Pizza Hut among its clients. Alison Pollock Schwartz in Chicago is also recommended.

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