Jawaria assists clients ranging from Fortune 50 giants to emerging industry disruptors navigate government investigations brought by state attorneys general (AGs) and the Federal Trade Commission, and address related demands that can overwhelm even the most savvy business leaders.
Understanding that responding to a subpoena or CID served by a regulator can be daunting at best, and paralyzing at worst, Jawaria strives to facilitate a targeted, efficient response that both minimizes the burden on her clients and protects their interests while maintaining positive rapport with investigators.
She has represented clients in a variety of industry sectors, including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, health care, hospitality, home building, telecommunications, sports gaming, and insurance. She frequently handles issues involving consumer protection, antitrust, and data privacy. Jawaria has significant experience with large, multi-state AG investigations. She helps clients through every phase of the response, including drafting confidentiality agreements, crafting search terms to identify a narrow and relevant set of documents, managing document collection and e-discovery, and ultimately providing a focused, timely, and accurate response.
She is also a regular contributor to the firm’s blog, The State AG Report, and co-authored an article that analyzed recent AG and FTC enforcement actions to distill concrete actions companies can take to reduce the risk of a data breach.
Jawaria also maintains a broad pro bono practice, including representing an asylum seeker before the Department of Homeland Security and a military veteran before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Jawaria spent 12 years working in the health policy field, including for a health care consulting company and as a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She has been published on numerous health-related issues including private health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare payment issues. While completing her graduate degree in public health, Jawaria worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Jawaria graduated from the George Washington University Law School, the University of Texas School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health, the University of South Carolina with a Master of Arts in anthropology, and Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology.