American Institutes for Research’s Acquisition of IMPAQ


Blank Rome LLP represented IMPAQ LLC (IMPAQ), a global policy research, analytics and implementation firm with a strong presence in the health and workforce sectors, and the owners of IMPAQ in the sale of the company to The American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations, has agreed to acquire IMPAQ, LLC, a global policy research, analytics and implementation firm with a strong presence in the health and workforce sectors, as well as other areas.

AIR, a non-profit founded in 1946, works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad. Much of AIR’s work is in education, and the acquisition of IMPAQ will allow the company to grow its presence in other key areas across the life span.

IMPAQ, a private company founded in 2001, conducts rigorous research and implementation in the areas of health and workforce development, as well as the education, international and human services sectors. They also have expertise in advanced analytics and the use of technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as training and learning solutions.

The transaction closed on May 18, 2020.

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health and workforce development.

IMPAQ, established in 2001, is a global policy research and analytics firm delivering evidence that shapes the world.

The Blank Rome team was led by Dean Nordlinger (Picture) and Nathan Brill, with significant support from Justin Chiarodo, Brooke Iley, Jeff Rosenfeld, Dan Morgan, Peter Schnur, Alex Perry, John Gibbons, Jenn Daniels, George Boggs, Mary Burgoyne, Robyn Burrows, Alix Udelson, Thomas Cournoyer and Kendra Merchant, among others.

Involved fees earner: George Boggs – Blank Rome LLP; Nathan Brill – Blank Rome LLP; Mary Burgoyne – Blank Rome LLP; Robyn Burrows – Blank Rome LLP; Justin Chiarodo – Blank Rome LLP; Thomas Cournoyer – Blank Rome LLP; Jennifer Daniels – Blank Rome LLP; John Gibbons – Blank Rome LLP; Brooke Iley – Blank Rome LLP; Kendra Merchant – Blank Rome LLP; Daniel Morgan – Blank Rome LLP; Dean Nordlinger – Blank Rome LLP; Alexander Perry – Blank Rome LLP; Jeffrey Rosenfeld – Blank Rome LLP; Peter Schnur – Blank Rome LLP; Alix Udelson – Blank Rome LLP;

Law Firms: Blank Rome LLP;

Clients: American Institutes for Research;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti