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Tara Ellis

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5510
Fax: (917) 344-1310
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Tara Ellis is an associate in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation & Counseling and Workplace Counseling & Solutions groups.

Ms. Ellis’ practice focuses on single-plaintiff employment litigation, and includes representing clients in federal and state court, before agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, and in arbitral forums, including AAA, FINRA, and JAMS.  Ms. Ellis counsels clients in all areas of employment law, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.  Ms. Ellis also counsels clients on terminations and reductions in force, drafts employment contracts, severance agreements, and RIF paperwork.  Ms. Ellis’ practice also includes ERISA and FCRA litigation.

Ms. Ellis actively participates in pro bono work.  Her pro bono work has included counseling clients on employee terminations, anti-harassment training, internal investigations of sexual harassment allegations, and the drafting and revising of employee handbooks.

Tara Ellis is an associate in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation & Counseling and Workplace Counseling & Solutions groups.

Ms. Ellis’ practice focuses on single-plaintiff employment litigation, and includes representing clients in federal and state court, before agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, and in arbitral forums, including AAA, FINRA, and JAMS.  Ms. Ellis counsels clients in all areas of employment law, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.  Ms. Ellis also counsels clients on terminations and reductions in force, drafts employment contracts, severance agreements, and RIF paperwork.  Ms. Ellis’ practice also includes ERISA and FCRA litigation.

Ms. Ellis actively participates in pro bono work.  Her pro bono work has included counseling clients on employee terminations, anti-harassment training, internal investigations of sexual harassment allegations, and the drafting and revising of employee handbooks.

Education

  • J.D., Cornell Law School (2008)
    External Relations Editor, International Law Journal
  • B.A., Georgetown University (2005)
    magna cum laude
    Dean's List
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Presentations

  • Co-Panelist, “HR Forum: Guidance on Performance Management and Separation Agreements,” Seyfarth Shaw HR Forum, New York, New York (October 29, 2015)
  • Co-Panelist, “HR Forum: Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law,” Seyfarth Shaw HR Forum, New York, New York (May 14, 2015)
  • Co-Presenter, “Avoiding Litigation Risks During Periods of Downsizing and Reductions in Force,” Seyfarth Shaw Breakfast Breaking, New York, New York (April 17, 2013)

Publications