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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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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2011

Brown University, B.A., Human Biology & Public Policy, 2007

Bar Admissions

New York

Washington, D.C.

District Court for the District of Columbia

District Court for the Southern District of New York 

District Court for the District of Colorado

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations & Memberships

Law360 Sports Editorial Advisory Board, Member (2019)

Brown University Women’s Leadership Council, Member (2016-present)

Changing Perceptions, Board of Directors (2016-present)

Clerk,  U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Brown University Alumni Interviewing Program, Washington, D.C. Chair (2012-present)

Managing Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy (2010-2011)

News & Press

Rising Star: Hausfeld’s Swathi Bojedla”, Law360 (Apr. 27, 2016)

Minority Business Leader Awards: Swathi Bojedla,” Washington Business Journal (Feb. 26, 2016)

Publications

Aerotec Int’l v. Honeywell Int’l: An Antitrust Primer for Aftermarket Issues, Hausfeld Competition Bulletin (November 2016)

Consumers Strike Out: Time Warner Cable Defeats Challenge to Rate Hikes for Unwanted Sports Content, Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Newsletter (Spring 2015)

Going to Trial as an Associate, ABA Trial Practice Committee: Trying Antitrust Newsletter (Fall 2015)

Swathi Bojedla, Is Major League Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption in Jeopardy?, ABA Antitrust Section Media & Technology E-Bulletin, Vol. 1, Iss. 3 (2013)

Michael Hausfeld and Swathi Bojedla, The NFLPA’s Potential Legal Liability to Former Players for Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions Litigation Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2012)

Presentations & Speeches

Inside O’Bannon v. NCAA, Legal Talk Network podcast (Oct. 21, 2015)

Preparing for an Antitrust Trial as an Associate, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (Aug. 24, 2015)

The Sports Report: Sports, Consumer Protection and Antitrust – What’s Hot in 2015!, ABA Trade, Sports and Professional Associations (June 16, 2015)

Awards

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation), American Antitrust Institute (2016)

Rising Stars Under 40 Award for Sports Law, Law360 (2016)

Minority Business Leaders Award, Washington Business Journal (2016)

Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2016-2019)

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (O’Bannon v. NCAA), American Antitrust Institute (2015)

Litigation of the Year - Non-Cartel Prosecution (O’Bannon v. NCAA), Global Competition Review (2015)

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