• Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, JD, 2015
  • Arizona State University, BA, 2007

Tara is a partner in the Basking Ridge office, and her practice focuses on a wide range of complex insurance coverage issues. She represents domestic and international insurers, as well as corporate clients, in insurance coverage disputes involving environmental, toxic tort, construction, cyber, product liability, property, and employment issues under standard domestic, Bermuda form, and London Market policies. Tara has handled numerous insurance claims arising out of the nationwide opioid epidemic, as well as sexual abuse claims asserted against various sports and educational organizations. Tara has litigated coverage and bad faith disputes in federal and state courts across the country. She regularly provides pre-suit coverage advice and counseling on large claim losses and risk analysis. As part of her work on complex coverage matters, Tara has experience in e-discovery services, as well as the collection and review of large volumes of electronically-stored information. 

Following graduation from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Tara served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas M. Moore of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Qualifications and admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • US District Court, New Jersey

Work highlights

  • Representing multiple insurers in coverage action involving traumatic brain injuries of former professional athletes across four major sports.
  • Representing insurers in coverage dispute involving defective respirators and asbestos-containing products with a potential exposure of over $100 million.  
  • Representing US and UK clients in coverage action involving methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination claims with potential exposure of $150 million.
  • Representing insurer in $15 million coverage dispute arising from bodily injury and wrongful death claims caused by a power plant explosion.
  • Successfully defended employer in EEOC investigation involving federal discrimination claims.
  • Representing insurer in large coverage dispute arising out of the release of confidential medical records of approximately 32,500 patients that were stored electronically on hospital servers. 
  • Representing the insured in matter arising out of the loss or theft of electronic protected health information for over 500 patients across several healthcare facilities and involving a potential recovery of $20 million in policy limits.

Presentations and publications

  • “Overview on Umbrella and excess policies,” In-House Client Training (September 2021)
  • Co-author, “The duty to protect from third-party harm: Brown v. USA Taekwondo and beyond,” published for the American Bar Association (August 2021)
  • Co-author, “California Supreme Court clarifies the special relationship requirement in abuse cases,” published for Kennedys (April 2021)
  • Contributor, US Construction Defect Insurance Coverage Law Compendium (September 2019)