Tara D. Elliott

by Edward Cates
Tara D. Elliott
Latham & Watkins LLP

Tara D. Elliott is a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice focuses on high-profile intellectual property proceedings and commercial litigation. She has represented the world’s leading technology, retail and manufacturing companies in infringement matters, corporate disputes and appeals concerning patents, trademarks, trade secrets and commercial contracts, among other issues.


Elliott currently serves on the Federal Circuit Lawyers’ Advisory Council. She was also named a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She previously chaired the Third Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee by appointment of the Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Elliott clerked for Judge Gregory M. Sleet, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Delaware and Judge Raymond C. Clevenger of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She began her career at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she was a computer engineer in the Directorate of Science and Technology and an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence (now known as the Directorate of Analysis).


Elliott is consistently recognized by leading legal publications as a top IP litigator, including The National Law Journal, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property.

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