Tara S. Emory

Driven (Falls Church)
Director of Consulting

Tara S. Emory represents clients in antitrust aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions, litigation at the trial and appellate court levels, government civil nonmerger investigations, and corporate compliance counseling. She has represented clients from a diverse range of industries, including defense, fiber-optics, financial products, telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, shipping, pharmaceuticals, satellites and various consumer goods. Many of her matters involve the intersection of antitrust law with industry-specific regulatory regimes. Ms. Emory has represented clients on a number of high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including: Anheuser-Busch InBev in its proposed $20 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo; Duke Energy and Progress Energy in their $13.7 billion merger;Marubeni’s proposed $5.6 billion acquisition of Gavilon Holdings; Allegheny Energy in its $4.7 billion acquisition by FirstEnergy; GenOn Energy in a $1.7 billion acquisition by NRG Energy; and RRI Energy in a $1.6 billion merger-of-equals with Mirant Energy. Ms. Emory’s experience in litigation and civil nonmerger government investigations include representing: Sprint in its successful opposition to AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile; De Beers in defending multiple national class actions involving gem diamonds, at the trial and appellate levels; National Grid and its subsidiary KeySpan in a Department of Justice investigation and settlement by consent decree of competitive issues in the New York City electricity capacity market, and in trial and appellate levels of federal and state follow-on class actions filed in the Southern District of New York, the Western District of New York and the New York Supreme Court in Bronx County; and the family of a firefighter who died in the line of duty, involving a successful appeal for a death benefit against a government agency (pro bono). Ms. Emory’s experience in criminal cases and internal investigations includes representing companies in the shipping and fiber-optics industries. In addition, she works with clients to design and implement antitrust compliance programs.


909 Bulletin

Clifford Mike Naeve, John Estes III, John H. Lyons, Tara S. Emory The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholds the District Court’s judgment and holds for the first time that the filed rate doctrine can bar private claims related to market-based rates that arise from regulated auctions (Simon / KeySpan)


On September 20, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed KeySpan’s victory in Simon v. KeySpan, holding for the first time that the filed rate doctrine can bar private claims related to market-based rates that arise from regulated auctions. While the Court (...)

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