Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, August 8, 2006


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Seasoned Advertising and Marketing Lawyer Rejoins Manatt Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles Office


By TINA BAY, Staff Writer


Experienced advertising, marketing, media and trade regulation attorney Charulata B. Pagar has rejoined the national business law and consulting firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

“I am very excited to be back at Manatt,” Pagar told the MetNews yesterday, just after the firm publicly announced her return from the Federal Trade Commission’s legal staff.

“I think Manatt’s got a great national practice and a great national name, and I think our advertising group has an incredible amount of strength, and I’m very happy to be back with my friends & colleagues here,” the attorney said.

Pagar, 38, first joined Manatt’s New York office in 2003 after her then-firm, Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood, LLP, merged its Advertising and Marketing group with Manatt’s under the leadership of then-Hall Dickler partners Linda A. Goldstein and Jeffrey S. Edelstein.

After becoming a partner in Manatt, Pagar left the firm in 2004 to work for the FTC as a staff attorney, investigating and litigating advertising matters in its Washington, D.C. headquarters. She rejoined Manatt after leaving the FTC this April and moving to Los Angeles for personal reasons.

Manatt’s chief executive and managing partner, Paul H. Irving, remarked yesterday in a release that the firm was pleased to welcome her back.

“Char Pagar is well qualified to address the complex advertising and marketing issues faced by our national clients in a range of industries,” he said.

Primarily through counseling, Pagar has represented clients in false advertising cases, federal and state regulatory compliance matters, antitrust matters, investigations brought by the FTC and state attorneys general, and in proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

Prior to joining the New York office of Hall Dickler in 1999, Pagar worked for one year as senior counsel for marking practices at Sears, Roebuck and Co. She also served as a staff attorney in the FTC’s Chicago office from 199-1998, and practiced in the firm of Squire Sanders & Dempsey as an associate from 1992 to 1995.

Pagar graduated from Georgetown University in 1989, and received her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1992.

Admitted to the Illinois state bar in 1992 and the Washington, D.C. bar in 1995, Pagar is currently awaiting her results from the recent California bar exam.


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