Tara E. Turner

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Associate

New York
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Overview

Tara Turner is a commercial litigation associate always eager to pursue her clients’ goals, big or small. A self-starter, she is incredibly efficient and consistently anticipates client and litigation needs. Tara has a broad litigation practice, including contract and employment disputes, where she works on cases at all stages of litigation - from drafting complaints to preparing expert witnesses for trial. As with everything she does, Tara’s unmatched attention to detail, curiosity for the law and fierce advocacy make her integral to both her cases and her clients.

Her most significant experience is serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). Tara also brings experience from her externship with the Honorable Judge Michael Watson of the Southern District of Ohio and her representation of The Ohio State University students in a variety of civil matters, including lease disputes.

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  • Argued and won summary judgment and prejudgment interest in one of the Trustee’s cases, following three prior successful decisions on summary judgment, all of which Tara was essential in preparing the Trustee’s papers.
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Experience

  • Argued and won summary judgment and prejudgment interest in one of the Trustee’s cases, following three prior successful decisions on summary judgment, all of which Tara was essential in preparing the Trustee’s papers.
  • Served on three successful trial teams in the Trustee’s cases, including working on her first trial two years out of law school, and more recently, as a member of a small trial team that conducted the Trustee’s first virtual trial in 2020.
  • Worked as part of the Trustee’s appellate team responsible for appeals in district court and the Second Circuit.
  • Deposed former employees of BLMIS in connection with the Trustee’s cases to recover fraudulent transfers.
  • Successfully defended and resolved $18 million defamation suit against client and investigative journalist reporting on #MeToo matters in academia.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Michael Watson, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • The Ohio State University, Student Legal Services: Certified Legal Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Ohio
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • B.S., Political Science, Northern Kentucky University, cum laude