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Swathi Bojedla

Swathi is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Swathi's career has spanned a wide range of practice areas at Hausfeld, focusing most notably on the Sports & Entertainment, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Mass Torts practice areas. From initial case investigations through trial, she has represented the firm’s clients in all aspects of litigation. Her work has encompassed some of the highest-profile class action sports and antitrust cases in recent years, and she has been involved in the recovery of over $500 million in settlement awards on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Swathi was initially drawn to Hausfeld’s leadership in cutting edge litigation that advances the public interest and promotes a level playing field. As an avid sports fan, she has relished the opportunity to represent current and former athletes as they seek fair treatment for the dedication they put into the game. In Dryer et al. v. National Football League, she represented a class of retired NFL players whose names, images, and likenesses were being used in NFL Films features. She was involved in negotiating a $50 million settlement agreement, which created a Greater Good Fund to provide health and welfare programs to former NFL players and also established a licensing agency, in partnership with IMG, to help former players market their names, images, and likenesses. She continues to advise the Court-appointed Board of Directors on implementation of the settlement agreement. In In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name and Likeness Licensing Litigation, Swathi represented a class action on behalf of current and former Division I men's basketball and FBS football players against the NCAA and its member institutions based on rules foreclosing athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their names, images, and likenesses. In 2014, plaintiffs completed a three-week bench trial in which Swathi was part of a trial team that successfully obtained class injunctive relief allowing college athletes to receive compensation for their NIL rights, a landmark victory for college athletes. She has also litigated against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field to open up the market for sponsorship of athletes. For her work on these and other cases, Swathi was named a Rising Star Under 40 in Sports by Law360 in 2016.

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