Andrew P. Loewinger is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Nixon Peabody LLP (a national law firm of more than 600 attorneys with offices in 15 cities) where he is co-chair of the firm's Franchise and Distribution Practice Group. He is an internationally recognized franchise lawyer and has represented numerous U.S. and non-U.S. companies in outbound transactions to over 75 countries and in many inbound transactions into the United States. Loewinger is a corporate and transactional lawyer whose practice involves representation of companies on a variety of matters relating to franchising and distribution law matters, including international franchising; structuring and development of franchise programs; franchise sales law compliance; franchise relationship matters; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; intellectual property licensing and protection; and counseling on franchise disputes.
Loewinger was appointed in 2004 as the first director of the International Franchise and Distribution Division of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising. He was recognized as one of the top franchise lawyers in the United States and internationally in Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Franchise Lawyers and was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in franchise law and inThe Washington Post in a best lawyers list of attorneys in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Loewinger has written extensively on international and U.S. franchise law matters in the Franchise Law Journal and The Franchise Lawyer (published by the ABA Forum Committee on Franchising) and other publications and is a frequent speaker at franchise programs held by the Forum Committee on Franchising, the International Bar Association, the International Franchise Association legal symposium, and other events. He has also served as articles and notes editor to the Franchise Law Journal.
Loewinger received his B.A. from Colorado College (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) in 1975, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University in 1980, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983, where he was an editor on The American Criminal Law Review.