Tiffany A. Miao

Associate

New York
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Overview

Tiffany Miao focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including securities and corporate-governance litigation. She has experience at all stages, from counseling clients through pre-trial matters to advocating on their behalf at the appellate level. As a former law clerk and associate at a boutique appellate firm, Tiffany’s litigation practice benefits from her extensive knowledge of federal and state court systems.

Prior to practicing law, Tiffany was a chef and restaurant manager in Los Angeles, California. She prides herself on her resourcefulness and ability to gauge clients’ needs, and provides them with clear analysis on a variety of complex litigation issues.

Select Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team representing Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Member of a team that represents foreign claimants in the then-largest civil forfeiture action brought by the United States Department of Justice's Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, involving alleged corruption and embezzlement by the former Nigerian president, his family and associates.
  • Representing technology company in securities class action and derivative litigation based on short-seller report.
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Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team representing Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Member of a team that represents foreign claimants in the then-largest civil forfeiture action brought by the United States Department of Justice's Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, involving alleged corruption and embezzlement by the former Nigerian president, his family and associates.
  • Representing technology company in securities class action and derivative litigation based on short-seller report.
  • Represented a large retail company in a liability matter and drafted a motion to dismiss that ultimately led to a successful settlement.
  • Served as appellate counsel to trial counsel for a real estate developer in a damages-only bench trial, and drafted proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law that led to a significantly reduced damages awarded.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
    • Young Lawyers Committee: Co-Chair
    • Women's Committee: Co-Chair
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York Area Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network
    • Board of Directors
    • Secretary

Community

  • Fordham Law Minority Mentorship Program: Mentor

Pro Bono

  • Represented the Washington Legal Foundation as amicus curiae to the United States Supreme Court on issues relating to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s safe harbor.
  • Represented the LatinoJustice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund as amicus curiae to the District of Columbia on issues relating to the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Represented the National Women’s Law Center as amicus curiae to the Tenth Circuit on issues relating to Title IX.
  • Serving as special assistant corporation counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York.

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable James Orenstein, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2013; Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal: Managing Editor; Fordham Moot Court Board: Member; Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy: Fellow
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2006

Languages

  • Chinese

Blog

In The Blogs

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The Blockchain Monitor
ICOs Avoiding US Citizens Not Immune To Lawsuits In US
By Jonathan A. Forman, Tiffany A. Miao, Marc D. Powers
June 6, 2018
Last summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its 21(a) report concluding that, according to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in SEC v. W.J. Howey Co., the DAO token qualified as a “security” under the federal securities...
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The Blockchain Monitor
This Week in Blockchain: CFTC Guidance, SEC Enforcement, Central Bank Interest
By Jonathan D. Blattmachr, Tiffany A. Miao, Robert A. Musiala Jr.
May 24, 2018
In this issue: • CFTC Issues Guidance on Crypto Derivatives • “Operation Cryptosweep” Continues Enforcement Actions Against ICOs • Countries Exploring National/State-Backed Cryptocurrencies CFTC Issues Guidance on Crypto Derivatives By...
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