Fish & Richardson Principal Tara D. Elliott Named One of "Nation's Best Advocates"

Jun 17, 2013, 09:00 ET from Fish & Richardson

WILMINGTON, Del., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tara D. Elliott, a principal in Fish & Richardson's Wilmington office, has been named a "2013 Nation's Best Advocate: 40 Lawyers Under 40" by the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT.  The award recognizes talented individuals, age 40 and under, within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction, professionally and philanthropically. 

At Fish, Ms. Elliott advises some of the world's largest technology companies in litigation strategy, patent counseling, IP portfolio strategy and management, e-commerce, information security, and the protection of trade secrets.  She also serves as a member of Fish's Diversity Committee, which develops, implements, and oversees a range of diversity initiatives and activities.

In 2012, Ms. Elliott was selected for the Fellows program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which is designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation's law firms and corporate legal departments.  In 2011, she was appointed as a Special Master by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to assist the court with managing disputes in complex matters.  She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003 and her B.S. in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.

The NBA is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominately African American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.  IMPACT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and build a network of young professionals of color. 

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP).  Founded in 1878, Fish's early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.  The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation.  Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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