On Tuesday, January 8, Hausfeld announced that Swathi Bojedla, Nathaniel Giddings, and Gary Smith, Jr. have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Bojedla and Giddings are based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Smith is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office
Bojedla’s career has spanned a wide range of practice areas at Hausfeld, focusing most notably on sports & entertainment, antitrust, and consumer protection. Her work has encompassed some of the highest-profile class action sports and antitrust cases in recent years, including representing college athletes in the landmark O’Bannon v. NCAA trial. She has been involved in the recovery of over US$500 million in settlement awards on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Giddings focuses on antitrust, consumer, and financial services law. Since joining the firm in 2011, he has played significant roles in some of the firm’s largest and most complex cases, including In re LIBOR Based Financial Instruments and In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation. Giddings’ work on behalf of small businesses, investors, consumers, recording artists, and local governments has included substantial oral and written advocacy, discovery, trial, and appeals. His work has contributed to the recovery of more than US$2.8 billion for the firm’s clients.
Smith focuses his practice on antitrust litigation. He has represented a diverse range of clients—including pediatricians, dental laboratories, hospital systems, investment and pension funds, farmers, construction contractors, universities, and local governments. He has litigated cases at every level, from state trial court all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, during which he has gained a wide range of experience briefing and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, and first- and second-chairing jury trials. He has helped secure over US$825 million in settlements to benefit the victims of anticompetitive practices.
Global Managing Partner Brent Landau commented, “We are proud to welcome Swathi, Nathaniel, and Gary to the partnership. They are talented and dedicated lawyers who are important to Hausfeld’s continued success.”