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Tania Faransso

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Faransso, Tania

Tania Faransso has a general litigation practice with a particular focus on government litigation. She has represented major corporations at various stages of litigation, including discovery, dispositive motion practice and trial. She has also advised institutions of higher education on various topics, including policy and regulatory regimes such as Title IX.

Ms. Faransso shares the firm's commitment to pro bono work. She has represented clients in cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, as well as in actions brought under the Voting Rights Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Faransso served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. While in law school, she held a judicial internship with the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

Publications & News

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July 25, 2016

WilmerHale Secures Civil Rights Victory, Defending Texas Voters of Color

WilmerHale and its co-counsel, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund, secured a significant civil rights victory for African-American and Hispanic voters in Texas.

January 12, 2016

False Claims Act: 2015 Year-in-Review

In 2015, the Justice Department continued to give high priority to False Claims Act investigations, bringing in nearly $3.6 billion in settlements and judgments.

August 6, 2015

Landmark Civil Rights Victory Achieved in Fifth Circuit Decision on Voting Rights Act

WilmerHale and its co-counsel, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, secured a landmark civil rights victory when the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a decision by the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas that Texas's highly restrictive voter photo identification law had a discriminatory effect on African-American and Hispanic voters in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

January 17, 2014

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Honors WilmerHale

WilmerHale was honored for outstanding pro bono dedication and efforts at this year’s Healing & Hope reception, an annual awards ceremony and fundraiser for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2010, Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal, Moot Court Board, Bidlake Memorial Award for Legal Writing, Order of the Coif

BS, International Politics, magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

Clerkships

Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2010 - 2011

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