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Rebecca C. Mandel

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Rebecca C. Mandel

Rebecca Mandel is a strategic thinker and an effective and articulate advocate, who has handled all aspects of litigation start-to-finish, from pre-lawsuit skirmishing through complicated ESI discovery and motions practice to trial and appeal. Rebecca has served as trial counsel in multiple successful bench and jury trials in federal and state courts across the country; her significant "stand-up" advocacy experience includes several examinations of witnesses at trial.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Rebecca represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters. Rebecca's broad practice focuses on Lanham Act claims, as well as state law claims of false advertising and unfair competition, particularly in the life sciences and food and beverage industry sectors. Rebecca also routinely handles consumer protection claims, contract disputes, business tort, trade secret, patent, and trademark claims.

Rebecca has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a "Rising Star" among Washington, D.C. lawyers for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Rebecca's active pro bono practice also has garnered two Outstanding Achievement awards from the Washington Lawyers' Committee (in 2013 and 2014) for her work in fair housing and employment discrimination matters. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2007, Rebecca served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. For her work at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in law school, Rebecca received the Association of Corporate Counsel's Professional Responsibility Award by the Northeast Chapter.

"Part of a three-member trial team praised for 'quality, professionalism, and experience' through 'thoroughness of their preparation, the quality of their advocacy, and their command of the facts.'"

Del. Superior Court Judge Peggy Ableman

Representative Experience

Obtained favorable jury verdict and Consent Order in a Lanham Act false advertising case about urine drug testing services after three-week trial.

Obtained US$15.5m jury verdict and lawyers' fees for a leading polymer manufacturer in a contract dispute in Delaware State Court.

Served as trial counsel for a life sciences company in a patent infringement dispute culminating in a two-week trial.

Successfully defended a large healthcare services provider in a US$90m contract dispute at bench trial in Maryland State Court.

Defense of large education services provider in trademark infringement lawsuit.

Defense of multiple food manufacturers from putative class actions based on state false advertising and consumer protection statutes.

Successful defense of LCD manufacturers in ITC Section 337 proceedings to defeat five asserted patents covering LCD scaler chips and panels.

Obtained US$15.5M jury verdict and lawyers’ fees for a leading polymer manufacturer in a contract dispute in Delaware State Court.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2006
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University, 2003

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Does FDCA Compliance Insulate Drug and Device Manufacturers From Lanham Act Labeling Claims?

Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, 13 PLIR 1401

Published Works

Mass or Morass: When Claims Are 'Proposed to Be Tried Jointly' Under CAFA's 'Mass Action' Mechanism

InsideCounsel
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