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Tamara Freilich

Experience

Tamara’s practice focuses on antitrust, consumer protection, and civil and human rights.

Before joining the firm, Tamara served as a federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle in the District of New Jersey during his tenure as Chief Judge. Tamara also worked in a federal criminal defense practice, primarily defending individuals accused of complex white-collar crimes. Prior to law school, Tamara worked in international development, leading gender empowerment and good governance workshops in Kenya and South Africa.

Clients

Tamara has represented a wide range of clients, including cancer patients and other end payors of generic pharmaceuticals, non-profit organizations, pediatricians, bank customers, and hospitals.

Practice Areas

Antitrust / Competition

  • In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litigation – A class action alleging that the defendant’s extensive anticompetitive conduct excluded generic alternatives for Thalomid and Revlimid, two drugs used to treat rare but deadly conditions, from entering the market, causing end payors to incur millions of dollars in overcharges.
  • In re Generic Digoxin and Doxycycline Antitrust Litigation – Representing a class of end-payers in multidistrict litigation alleging generic drug manufacturers and marketers conspired to unlawfully inflate the price of critical medications.
  • In re Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation – Representing a class of tv advertisers in multidistrict litigation alleging broadcast giants violated federal law by conspiring to fix prices for local TV advertisements.
  • In re Rotavirus Vaccines Antitrust Litigation  Representing pediatric medical practice in class action accusing Merck & Co. of locking down the market and foreclosing competition for the rotavirus vaccine by “bundling’ the drug with other childhood vaccines, thereby raising prices for everyone who buys the vaccine.

Civil and Human Rights

  • Tamara has worked on human rights litigation regarding imminent threats to public health and has investigated claims of discrimination and civil rights violations on behalf of both individuals and non-profit organizations.
  • Tamara has a robust pro bono practice. She serves as pro bono counsel for victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy in five Catholic archdioceses and dioceses in Pennsylvania, advising claimants of their rights related to compensation programs. She also oversees the Philadelphia office’s work on this matter. Additionally, Tamara is a supervising attorney to law students enrolled in the Federal Reentry Court Clinic, where she represents participants in the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Program of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in family law matters, traffic court proceedings, and other areas. Molly was recognized in 2019 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the program.

What Others Say

  • Super Lawyers honored Tamara as a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” in Antitrust litigation (2019-Present)
  • Tamara and Hausfeld's Philadelphia office were honored with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Award (2019)
  • Tamara is involved in the Federal Reentry Court Clinic as a pro bono supervising attorney and was honored with the “Recognized Community Partner” award by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the Supervision to Aid Reentry Program (STAR) program in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2019)
  • Tamara was honored with the University of Pennsylvania Law School Pro Bono Distinction (2016)

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2016

Emory University, 2012

University of Cape Town, 2010 

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations & Memberships

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Co-Founder and Volunteer Coordinator of a Philly-based nonprofit that helps low-income women obtain abortions and provides those coming from out-of-town with transportation and housing.

Pro Bono Supervising Attorney, Supervision to Aid Reentry ("STAR") Program. Tamara was recognized in 2019 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the program.

While in law school, Tamara was a Toll Public Interest Scholar, and was the leader of countless student-led pro bono projects, including the Pardon Project, which worked to address the collateral consequences of criminal convictions by guiding clients through the pardon application process.

Publications

Changing Inequitable Gender Norms In South Africa: A man’s role in the feminization of AIDS, Emory Undergraduate Research Journal, 2012. 

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