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Mindy B. Pava
Mindy B. Pava joined the firm in 2012 as an associate after completing a judicial clerkship and is a member of the Antitrust/Competition, Mass Torts, and Sports and Entertainment practice groups.
Ms. Pava currently represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases, including In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ohio), where domestic purchasers are seeking redress for defendants’ alleged price-fixing of polyurethane foam prices, and In re New Jersey Tax Sales Certificates Antitrust Litigation (D. N.J), where New Jersey taxpayers who became delinquent on their real property tax obligations and faced potential foreclosure are alleging a bid-rigging conspiracy related to the purchase of tax sale certificates at municipal auctions. Hausfeld LLP, along with co-counsel, has secured preliminary approval of six settlement agreements in the case thus far.
Ms. Pava is also involved in several other matters and represents the following plaintiffs:
- Pacific Northwest wheat farmers who filed the first class action against Monsanto Company over its release of unauthorized genetically-engineered wheat, which was discovered on an Oregon farm in April 2013 and caused several Asian countries to restrict wheat imports in summer 2013 (Dreger Enterprises, et al. v Monsanto Co., 2:13-cv-00211, E.D. Wash.);
- Former NCAA football players who seek medical monitoring related to brain injuries and concussions caused by repeated head trauma (Walker, et al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), 1:13-cv-00293, E.D. Tenn.); and
- Direct purchasers of Korean noodles in the United States who seek redress for alleged price-fixing by defendants who artificially inflated the prices at which Korean noodles were sold (The Plaza Company v. Nong Shim Co., et al., 2:13-cv-05274, C.D. Cal.).
Additionally, Ms. Pava serves on Hausfeld LLP’s South Africa new case team. She has worked in assisting the law firm of Abrahams Kiewitz of Capetown, South Africa in bringing groundbreaking class action litigation on behalf of bread consumers in the Western Cape province.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pava served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City for the 2011-12 year. While attending the Emory School of Law, Ms. Pava interned for the corporate litigation division of The Coca-Cola Company’s Legal Department and for the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Before attending law school, Ms. Pava worked as a reporter for four years at newspapers including The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) and the Durham Herald-Sun.
Northwestern University, B.S. Journalism, 2004
Emory University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
District of Columbia
Affiliations & Honors
Emory Law Dean’s Book Award, Top Grade in Commercial Sales, Spring 2011
Recipient of Emory Law’s Debra Cohen de Rothschild Scholarship for trial advocacy skills
Executive Symposium Editor, Emory International Law Review (2010 – 2011)
Staff Member, Emory International Law Review (2009-2010)
Mindy B. Pava, The Cuban Conundrum: Proposing an International Registry for Well-Known Marks, 25 Emory Int’l L. Review 631 (2011)
Mindy B. Pava and Kristen Ward Broz, The Sixteenth FCC Mobile Wireless Competition Report, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANTITRUST SECTION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY E-BULLETIN (May 2013) at 3.