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 extensive experience representing and counseling clients in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, internal corporate investigations and demands to inspect corporate books and records.

Tiffany started her career as an appellate associate and clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She has experience at all stages of litigation, from counseling clients through pre-trial matters to advocating on their behalf at the appellate level.

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

  • Conducting an internal investigation involving a Fortune 10 company in response to shareholder demand.
  • Representing companies across various industries, from tech start-ups to cannabis to biotech and pharmaceuticals, in complex securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigations and successfully winning motions to dismiss or obtaining favorable settlements.
  • Preparing strategic and persuasive responses to demands to inspect corporate books and records and negotiating proper scope of inspection.
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Experience

  • Conducting an internal investigation involving a Fortune 10 company in response to shareholder demand.
  • Representing companies across various industries, from tech start-ups to cannabis to biotech and pharmaceuticals, in complex securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigations and successfully winning motions to dismiss or obtaining favorable settlements.
  • Preparing strategic and persuasive responses to demands to inspect corporate books and records and negotiating proper scope of inspection.
  • Represented a boutique investment bank in FINRA arbitrations and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts in successful enforcement of noncompete agreements.
  • Defended a multi-national consumer goods company in false advertising litigation and successfully defeated applications for injunctive relief.
  • Representing foreign claimants in civil forfeiture action, involving alleged corruption and embezzlement by the former Nigerian president, his family and associates.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York Women Attorneys Committee: Co-Chair
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Trade Secrets Committee: Secretary (2020 to Present)
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
    • Vice President of Programs and Operations (2019 to 2021)
    • Women's Committee: Co-Chair (2018 to 2019)
    • Young Lawyers Committee: Co-Chair (2017 to 2019)
  •  UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, New York Alumni Chapter
    • Secretary (2018 to 2021)

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.
  • Served as special assistant corporation counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York.
  • Representing transgender individuals with name change petitions in partnership with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Name Change Project.

Industries

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
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • New York
  • [Not admitted in California]

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