Tara’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on corporate, antitrust, intellectual property, employment, government regulatory matters, and internal corporate investigations. She has significant trial, appellate, and case management experience, with expertise in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Tara served as the Trial Section Chief for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Litigation, Employment, and Worker’s Compensation Units. She was responsible for all civil litigation involving the Commonwealth, its agencies, divisions, institutions, or employees as litigants and also served as legal counsel to Virginia judges and the Virginia State Bar. Tara’s role as the Trial Section Chief provides her with a unique perspective in handling matters under scrutiny by and against state authorities.
Tara previously worked at Jones Day, representing major corporations in a variety of industries and jurisdictions. She was the go-to for fast-moving and high-stakes litigation. She also obtained successful results in a variety of business disputes, including several high-profile patent and trademark infringement lawsuits, shareholder derivative actions, and corporate criminal investigations.
“I am delighted to have joined Hausfeld, and to once again be working with my past colleague, former Judge Walt Kelley,” Tara commented. “I’m excited for the opportunity to leverage my civil litigation experience in both the private and public sector as part of the firm’s growing and dynamic Commercial and Financial Disputes practice.”
Firm Vice Chair Brian Ratner stated, “The breadth of Tara’s civil litigation experience in the private and governmental arenas is a tremendous asset to our firm and clients, and we are thrilled to have her on board.”
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