Mindy Pava is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. Her practice focuses on general litigation, with a particular emphasis on consumer class action defense, commercial litigation, antitrust litigation and false advertising cases. Mindy’s experience includes defending class actions in federal and state courts, and she also offers a variety of experience in e-discovery matters. Mindy has represented clients involved in a variety of animal law-related issues and disputes, including Freedom of Information Act requests made by animal rights groups.
Before joining Kelley Drye, Mindy worked for a D.C. litigation firm, concentrating in antitrust, consumer protection, and mass tort class action lawsuits. Prior to entering private practice, Mindy served as a law clerk for the Hon. Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City. Mindy worked as a newspaper reporter, where she reported on education at the local and statewide level, before attending law school.
American Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division: associate editor of The Young Lawyer, 2014-2015.
Member of arbitration team that successfully represented a publicly traded health information technology company before an arbitration panel in a software-related dispute regarding breach of contract and other claims brought by a hospital. The panel rendered a favorable decision following a five-day hearing in dismissing seven out of eight claims and limiting the company’s liability on the final claim.
Lead associate representing marketing and survey research clients in challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act Declaratory Ruling and Order as intervenors; responsible for drafting and coordinating the submission of intervenor briefing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, currently pending before the D.C. Circuit following oral argument.
Lead associate that represented plaintiff manufacturers in bringing price-fixing claims against Chinese companies; cases reached favorable settlements.
Lead associate in successfully challenging the release of confidential client information under Freedom of Information Act requests filed by animal activist groups with federal agencies; agencies such as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service largely have opted to redact sensitive information from disclosures following the submission of justification letters.
Lead associate in drafting of materials that successfully convinced the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to exclude a shareholder proposal submitted by an animal activist organization from a client’s proxy materials.
Part of litigation team that defended Fortune 100 manufacturer client against breach of contract and antitrust claims; responsible for leading discovery-related motions to compel and document productions.
Representation of clients under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pertaining to misleading advertising claims.
Member of team representing major producer of baby food and formula in a series of class actions alleging consumer fraud, breach of warranty and other claims in connection with deceptive advertising claims.