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Fumerton, Tara A.

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77 West WackerChicago, IL, 60601 -1692
Phones: (312) 269-4335
Fax: (312) 782-8585
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Tara Fumerton has a broad range of experience in complex civil litigation, intellectual property law, and corporate internal investigations. Tara has litigated cases in state and federal courts involving class actions, fraud, federal and state False Claims Acts, RICO, patent litigation, and nationwide federal cases consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (so-called "MDL" cases). For several years, she has represented pharmaceutical companies in lawsuits throughout...

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Tara Fumerton has a broad range of experience in complex civil litigation, intellectual property law, and corporate internal investigations. Tara has litigated cases in state and federal courts involving class actions, fraud, federal and state False Claims Acts, RICO, patent litigation, and nationwide federal cases consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (so-called "MDL" cases). For several years, she has represented pharmaceutical companies in lawsuits throughout the country brought by private and government plaintiffs dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance reimbursement. With respect to intellectual property law, her experience has primarily involved patent litigation involving semiconductors and semiconductor processing technologies. She also has represented a number of individual and corporate clients in internal and criminal investigations on a diverse range of topics. She has significant experience in managing complex discovery matters; taking, defending, and preparing witnesses for depositions; working with experts; and arguing motions before the court. In addition, she has drafted countless motions of all kinds in state and federal court, including mandamus petitions before the Texas Supreme Court.

Tara is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Representative Cases
Abbott acquires Facet Biotech for $722 million , (2010) Abbott and other pharmaceutical manufacturers successfully defend against Texas state court action alleging Medicare fraud , (2009) Abbott and TAP Pharmaceutical defend against Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigation , (2009) Epsilon/Westford Funds and affiliates defend against bankruptcy related claims , (2011) Insurance broker defends DOJ prosecution , (2009) Micron Technology resolves patent infringement suit over semiconductor packaging for DRAMs , (2009) Motorola and Freescale resolve patent suit with STMicroelectronics over 12 semiconductor patents , (2009) R.J. Reynolds seeks reduction in 2003 settlement payments , (2011) Stevens Transport obtained dismissal of suit alleging state-law tort claims , (2012) TAP Pharmaceutical successfully defends 19 Lupron® pricing actions in state and federal courts , (2009)
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
IllinoisU.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
Education
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 2002
J.D.
Honors: with Honors
The University of Iowa, 2000
B.S.
Office Information
Address
77 West Wacker
Chicago, IL 60601-1692
Phone
(312) 269-4335
Fax
(312) 782-8585
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