Alston & Bird client International Doping Tests & Management (IDTM) announced that it has merged with Drug Free Sport to create a global leader in anti-doping testing administration and education services for professional and amateur sports.
Collectively, IDTM and Drug Free Sport have more than 500 doping control officers and blood collection officers in more than 50 countries. The two companies will continue to operate independently while capitalizing on operational synergies to maximize client service and efficiency.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, IDTM is a leader in anti-doping services and a quality assurer for both Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Since its inception in 1992, IDTM has been providing anti-doping services for national anti-doping organizations, international federations, and independent sporting organizations and events.
Founded in 1999 and based in Kansas City, Drug Free Sport administers and develops technology-focused anti-doping testing and education programming for professional, emerging, and amateur sports organizations.
Advising IDTM is an Alston & Bird team led by partner Soren Lindstrom and counsel Alison LeVasseur (Corporate & Business Transactions), partners Edward Tanenbaum and Andy Immerman and senior associate Heather Ripley (Federal & International Tax), and senior associates Kyle Woods (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation) and Alex Barnett (Labor & Employment).