• Towson University, B.S. business administration (2012)
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. (2017) magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Helen O. Ogunyanwo


Helen O. Ogunyanwo is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm's Advertising & Media and Litigation practice groups.

Helen represents clients in claims comprising of false advertising, unfair competition, contract breach, trade secrets disputes, and health care disputes. Helen has assisted clients in initiating and defending false advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division (NAD). On behalf of companies in false advertising disputes, she has conducted preliminary research and drafted NAD challenge letters for false advertising claims. Helen has worked on Lanham Act false advertising cases involving Molson Coors and Novartis. In these matters, Helen’s role consisted of drafting the complaint and/or other discovery motions, leading fact discovery, drafting and analyzing damages reports. Additionally, Helen represented plaintiff in a false advertising matter between two pharmaceutical companies relating to superiority claims. In less than three months, both parties settled and plaintiff received favorable settlement terms.

Helen received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where she won law student of the year. She was a member of the Howard International Moot Court Team and an intern for the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams. While at Howard, she also served as a Dean's Fellow, a Marshall-Brennan Teaching Fellow, and cultivated her passion for a pro bono work when she interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Prior to law school, Helen earned her B.S. in business administration with a concentration in international business from Towson University.

Helen’s recent experience includes: 

  • Representing beer brewing company in a highly publicized false advertising dispute stemming from Super Bowl ads. 
  • Defended clients in the food and beverage industry against false advertising and unfair competition claims in New York and Washington D.C. 
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in a false advertising challenge relating to superiority claims.
  • Representation of a global data technology corporation in arbitration and preliminary injunction proceeding involving breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of a Software Company in litigation and counseling regarding potential theft of trade secrets, copyright violations, and violations of non-competitive agreements.
  • Assisting in complex discovery preparation for a large healthcare insurance company. 
  • Conducting preliminary research on behalf of companies in false advertising claim disputes, as well as drafting NAD challenge letters for comparative superiority and unsubstantiated claims.
  • Representing Foreign National and American Embassy employees, contractors, and immediate family members in suit against Iran arising from the 1983/1984 U.S. Embassy attacks in Beirut, Lebanon and before the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.


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