The National Bar Association Commercial Law Section honored Partner Tara Elliott with its 2014 Outstanding Outside Counsel Award, meant to recognize attorneys who are continuously demonstrating significant achievements in their practice while dedicating time towards community outreach and diversity efforts. Elliott was selected by a committee that consisted of both outside counsel and in-house counsel from Walmart, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Dex Media, Diageo, United Technologies Corp., Liberty Mutual and Bank of America.
Elliott has extensive experience handling high-stakes intellectual property disputes and has advised clients on many issues including multi-million dollar matters involving e-commerce, information security, trade secrets and patent infringement. Elliott first-chaired a shareholder derivative action on behalf of Microsoft Corporation, which culminated in a bench trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery in May 2014.
In addition to her case work, Elliott serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Governance Committee of Christiana Care, a not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system. From 2009 to 2014 she served on the Board of Directors of East Side Charter School & Learning Center, an organization committed to educating children in a safe, caring and nurturing environment for the opportunity to excel both academically and socially.
Elliott was honored at the National Bar Association's Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA, held from July 26 to August 1.