Type: News
Date: 01/31/2023

Taft Expands DC Litigation Team With Addition of Taylor

Taft is pleased to welcome Teresa N. Taylor to the firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Litigation practice group.

An experienced litigator, Taylor defends executives, corporations, and their owners during complex parallel investigations before federal courts, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other involved agencies concerning alleged civil and criminal violations of U.S. trade sanctions and import-export regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering (AML) statutes, and related laws. Her experience also includes conducting corporate investigations, international law, financial services regulatory matters, corporate work, civil litigation and appeals, compliance, torts, constitutional and administrative law, and cryptocurrency matters.

Prior to joining Taft, Taylor was a shareholder in a mid-sized firm, a partner in a DC boutique law firm, a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS, and an associate at a prominent “Magic Circle” global law firm. She also served as a federal law clerk for three U.S. District Court judges in the Western District of Virginia: The Hon. James C. Turk, The Hon. James P. Jones, and The Hon. Michael F. Urbanski.

“Teresa is a great addition to our growing team, and her deep experience adds to our existing sophisticated litigation practice,” said Lacy Johnson, Taft Washington DC partner-in-charge. “Having Teresa join Taft further strengthens our capabilities in DC as we continue to expand and build a diverse and impressive team to better serve this region and beyond.”

Taft’s Washington, DC office includes members of the firm’s Litigation Group, including Compliance, Investigations, and White Collar Defense attorneys, and the Public Affairs Strategies Group. The firm’s Washington, DC office is focused on providing government relations services, commercial litigation, compliance, investigations, and white-collar defense, all with Taft’s client-driven focus in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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