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

  • 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 Present)
    • 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 Present)

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.

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