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Reena A. Gambhir
As a partner at Hausfeld LLP, Reena A. Gambhir works on international and domestic antitrust/competition and human rights matters.
Ms. Gambhir's substantial international work has included representing cartel victims in settlement negotiations and European courts. Among other matters, she currently represents purchasers of air freight services, paraffin wax, and marine hose who are seeking to recover losses in the UK as a result of price-fixing cartels. The marine hose case led to a landmark private global settlement with cartelist Parker ITR. Ms. Gambhir has organized conferences, lectured, and published on issues such as the private civil enforcement of competition laws and the mechanisms for collective redress around the world.
Domestically, Ms. Gambhir currently works on, among other matters, In Re: Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.) alleging price-fixing on behalf of direct purchasers. Ms. Gambhir’s recent achievements include helping to secure settlements totaling almost $100 million in an antitrust case involving the chemical industry (In Re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, (E.D. Pa.)). Ms. Gambhir also helped secure a $5.1 million Cy Pres award to endow a Center for Competition Law at The George Washington University Law School, resulting from a portion of a class-action settlement in the case of Diamond Chemical Company, Inc. v. Akzo Nobel Chemicals B.V. and Atofina Chemicals, Inc, et al.
Among international human rights and environmental matters, Ms. Gambhir currently represents residents of Bhopal, India who are exposed to the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak's uncontrolled remaining toxic waste. Ms. Gambhir also assisted in the representation of the former “comfort women”, women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II. In her pro bono work, among other successes and cases, Ms. Gambhir has successfully represented a Nepali citizen in United States Immigration Court in political asylum proceedings.
Ms. Gambhir is an active member of the firm’s Business Development Committee, New Case Committee, and Pro Bono Committee. She also Co-Chairs the firm’s Summer Associate Committee, and Mentoring program.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gambhir served as an associate at Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll. In addition, she studied in the International Human Rights Law program at Oxford University.
The George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2004, Thurgood Marshall Scholar
University of Chicago, M.A., 2000
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1999
District of Columbia
Affiliations & Honors
Selected by Diversity Journal as one of their “Annual Women Worth Watching,” 2012
Member, American Bar Association's International Cartel Task Force
International Human Rights Society
South Asian Bar Association
Women’s Antitrust Plaintiffs Association
Selected Speeches & Presentations
Served as a panelist on the topic of International Competition Law at the Global Legal Alliance in Milan, Italy.
Organized, lecturer on topics of International Human Rights and Environmental Law at the Global Legal Alliance in Paris, France
Co-author of Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct, presented in Florence, Italy at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement (September 2008).
Ms. Gambhir is co-author of Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct, presented in Florence, Italy at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement (September 2008).