Tara R. Chandler

Staff Attorney

Cleveland
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Overview

Tara Chandler is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions. Having spent a number of years as a paralegal prior to attending law school, and with a developed bankruptcy background in her other work experiences, Tara brings focused bankruptcy knowledge to her work on the engagement.

Select Experience

  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants, and working to respond to document requests from defendants.

  • Assisting in the representation of a large automobile manufacturer, including taking depositions and hearing attendance.

  • Assisting an asbestos litigation team in trial preparation by reviewing documents and summarizing deposition testimony.

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Experience

  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants, and working to respond to document requests from defendants.

  • Assisting in the representation of a large automobile manufacturer, including taking depositions and hearing attendance.

  • Assisting an asbestos litigation team in trial preparation by reviewing documents and summarizing deposition testimony.

  • Assisted in the representation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) in its corporate and receivership capacities in bankruptcies of several failed bank holding companies, including reviewing productions and case preparations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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Community

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Delta Theta Phi

Prior Positions

  • Extern with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee for Region 9
  • Hahn, Loeser & Parks: Summer Associate
  • Cannon, Aveni & Malchesky: Paralegal
  • Lake County Public Defender Office: Legal Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2010, Journal of Law and Health, Managing Editor; The Gavel, Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2008, Summer Law Symposium in conjunction with Peking University
  • B.S., Legal Studies, Lake Erie College, 2007, summa cum laude