Tania T. Taveras
Tania T. Taveras joined the Firm in 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York (B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Economics), graduating cum laude. She received her J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 2004.
Ms. Taveras’s practice concentrates on complex commercial and class action litigation, involving a wide range of legal issues including antitrust, consumer protection, landlord-tenant, qui tam/whistleblower law, and securities fraud. Ms. Taveras has served as Pro Bono counsel in the Kings County District Attorney’s Pro Bono Appeals Program. She was also selected by Super Lawyers Magazine to the 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list.
Ms. Taveras is currently working on several antitrust cases including In Re: Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-MD-2328 (E.D. La.) (partial settlement of $9.5 million); and In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-MD-2002 (E.D. Pa.) (partial settlements in excess of $50 million). Ms. Taveras has also represented New York City tenants in individual and class actions arising from the Court of Appeals’ decision in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., 13 N.Y.3d 270 (2009), challenging landlord deregulation of their rent-stabilized apartments while simultaneously receiving New York City’s J-51 tax benefits. She was also a member of the team working on the Roberts case, which settled for $146.85 million settlement ($68.75 million cash), on behalf of tenants of the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment complexes in Manhattan for rent overcharges stemming from the landlord illegally charging market-rate rents for apartments that should have been rent- stabilized under New York City’s Rent Stabilization Law.
Ms. Taveras was a member of the trial team in the consumer fraud class action Artie’s Auto Body Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co., No. 08-CV-03-019161415 (Conn. Super. Ct.), in which the Firm won a $14.7 million jury verdict. Ms. Taveras also has been actively involved in several securities fraud class actions including In re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation, No. 04-CV-1639 (D.D.C.) ($153 million recovery); and In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation, No. 04-374 (JAP) (D.N.J.) (U.S. settlement with a minimum cash value of $138.3 million and a contingent value of more than $180 million, as well as an additional $28.34 million secured in connection with a related European settlement of $350 million that the Firm was substantially responsible for obtaining).
Ms. Taveras is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, and also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.