Mindy B. Pava serves as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care, Education, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups and focuses her practice on advising health centers as they navigate all facets of judicial review.  Ms. Pava also represents federal grant recipients, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Head Start programs, when litigation needs arise.

A seasoned litigator, Ms. Pava is well-versed in guiding clients through complex litigation matters in federal and state courts.  In addition to her litigation expertise, she represents organizations in healthcare and other industries in responding to civil investigative demands and federal subpoenas. Additionally, she advises clients on regulatory matters and requirements and works with organizations to mitigate compliance risk through internal investigations.  Ms. Pava’s representations in this field include:

  • Assisting clients through federal and state agency audits and investigations from coordinating large-scale audit responses to responding to threatened cost disallowances;
  • Responding to Civil Investigative Demands, including identifying responsive documents, negotiating with Department of Justice officials, and advising clients on general compliance; and
  • Guiding Head Start organizations in responding to deficiency notices and implementing updated organizational policies and procedures.

While she strives to help businesses avoid litigation, Ms. Pava’s experience with class action defense, e-discovery, trials, and arbitrations offers companies a sense of reassurance in knowing she’ll provide ideal outcomes.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pava served as a senior associate at a large national law firm in its litigation, consumer class action, and antitrust practice groups. Based out of the firm’s Washington, DC office, she was responsible for managing all facets of consumer-related litigation in both federal and state courts, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations and actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Ms. Pava began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She then practiced with an international law firm within the antitrust/competition, mass tort, and consumer protection groups. During this time, Ms. Pava represented plaintiffs in nationwide class actions, including those brought by NFL players suffering concussion injuries.

Ms. Pava is a frequent author for numerous publications, including Law360, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg.  Before attending law school, Ms. Pava worked as a newspaper reporter, where she reported on education at the local and statewide level.


Selected to the Washington, DC, Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list (2015-2022); featured in D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine: Telling a Different Sort of Story (April 2020)

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  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, Debra Cohen de Rothschild Scholarship, Emory International Law Review (2011)
  • B.A., Northwestern University (2004)


Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Bar/Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a publicly traded health information technology company before an arbitration panel in a software-related dispute regarding breach of contract and other claims.
  • Worked on a team that defended a Fortune 100 manufacturing company against breach of contract and antitrust claims
  • Assisting in the representation of clients under investigation by the FTC pertaining to misleading advertising claims.
  • Drafted materials that successfully convinced the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to exclude a shareholder proposal submitted by an animal activist organization from a client’s proxy materials.