• Duke University (JD, with high honors, 1993)
  • Cornell University (BA, Government and Modern European Studies, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

Tara is Chair of the firm's Communications Section. In her over 25 years in private practice, she has developed extensive experience representing cable, broadband, and content providers, with a particular focus on the intersection of legislation and regulatory policy.

Tara counsels communications industry clients on matters such as network access, net neutrality, OVD competition issues, and compliance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 and the related FCC rules for accessibility of advanced communications services and equipment. She assists clients with transfer of control issues in the purchase and sale of systems, and advises them in retransmission consent and program carriage disputes before the Federal Communications Commission and the courts.

In addition to her legal practice, Tara is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and Compensation Committee. She also serves the firm as Co-chair for Professional Development.

Representative Matters

  • Serving as legislative counsel for a major cable trade association on a variety of issues, including net neutrality and broadband deployment
  • Defending cable operators in Enforcement Bureau proceedings related to net neutrality compliance, programming issues, and other inquiries
  • Representing cable operators and private equity companies in mergers and the sale and acquisition of cable assets
  • Advising cable programmers and operators on accessibility compliance, carriage issues and other regulatory issues

Recognitions & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Telecom & Broadcast: Regulatory (2016 - 2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-chair, PLI Conference on Broadband and Cable Industry Law (2010 - present)