Mina Nasseri-Asghar is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Advertising & Product Risk Management and Commercial Litigation groups. Mina’s practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on cases involving consumer fraud and false advertising, class action defense, product liability, trade secrets misappropriation, unfair business practices, breach of contract, and trademark infringement. She has experience advising companies in the consumer products, manufacturing, retail, technology, pharmaceutical, and medical devices industries, among others, both in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, Mina has advised companies on regulatory matters involving compliance with private, state, and federal regulations, such as FDA drug-labeling regulations and private GMO certification standards.
Specific to consumer class action lawsuits, Mina has successfully defended clients in cases alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of homeopathic remedies, household cleaners, and apparel. These lawsuits have focused on consumer-protection claims involving “natural” ingredients, “clinically-proven” results, lack of efficacy, lack of substantiation, failure to disclose, and manufacturing defects, and have involved claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law, California’s False Advertising Act, California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and New York’s General Business Law.
Mina’s practice also includes the areas of antitrust and competition, merger control, and cartel investigations. Primarily, she has advised clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries and has been involved in mergers and acquisitions transactions in securing antitrust clearance from regulatory authorities. In addition, Mina has represented clients being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and other antitrust regulators, both domestic and international, in matters involving allegations of anticompetitive practices, such as price fixing, price discrimination, and monopolization.
While in law school, Mina served as an extern for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson of the Southern District of New York, was the staff development chair and senior editor for the Columbia Law Review, and was awarded Best Oralist as a Finalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition.
Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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