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Kavita Pillai
Kavita Pillai
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5467 kpillai@cov.com Download V-card

Kavita Pillai practices in the areas of Antitrust & Competition Law and Antitrust Litigation. She has a broad range of civil litigation experience and has managed fast-paced, large-scale discovery.

Ms. Pillai has conducted and defended depositions of fact witnesses and has drafted both dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Additionally, she has conducted direct examinations of fact and expert witnesses.

Ms. Pillai has experience counseling clients regarding litigation risk and antitrust compliance. She also has represented clients in criminal investigations by the Department of Justice.

Ms. Pillai maintains an active pro bono practice.

  • Representing major television broadcasting company in regulatory issues related to its sale of broadcast television stations.
  • Successfully represented Expedia Inc. in obtaining clearance from the Department of Justice in Expedia’s acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide.
  • Successfully represented Merck & Co. in multidistrict class action litigation alleging violations of the antitrust laws arising out of an alleged reverse-payment settlement of patent litigation with a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Represented Eli Lilly & Co. in product liability litigation involving Cymbalta.
  • Represented Genentech in product liability litigation involving Rituxan.
  • Successfully represented a major corporation in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.        
  • Successfully represented Public Service Enterprise Group in insurance coverage litigation arising from damages from Superstorm Sandy.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented a death row inmate in a collateral appeal of his conviction and sentencing in Alabama state court. Representation included preparing and presenting evidence during a state court evidentiary hearing and preparing post-hearing briefs, after which the judge granted a new trial on all claims.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Intern (2011)