Tara Lynn Tavernia’s practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including mergers and  government investigations.

She also has experience with white-collar criminal defense and enforcement matters.

Tara joined the firm in 2012.

Notable Experience


  • Abbott Laboratories in various transactions, including its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical and the $4.3 billion sale of its eye health unit to Johnson & Johnson

  • Medtronic in its $49.9 billion acquisition of Covidien

  • Tech Data Corporation in its $2.6 billion acquisition of the technology solutions business of Avnet, Inc.

  • 3M in its $2 billion acquisition of Scott Safety from Johnson Controls and its $2.5 billion acquisition of Capital Safety Group from affiliates of KKR

  • Platform Specialty Products in its $2.3 billion public takeover offer for Alent, a UK-based maker of specialty chemicals

  • SUPERVALU in multiple transactions, including its $375 million acquisition of Unified Grocers

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Other Notable Antitrust Matters

  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals/Questcor in FTC and state investigations into whether Questcor’s 2013 acquisition of rights to develop and commercialize Synacthen Depot from Novartis violates antitrust laws

  • Faurecia in defending against civil litigation related to worldwide cartel investigations into automotive parts price fixing; obtained dismissal of Faurecia SA for lack of personal jurisdiction in a class action brought by indirect purchasers of automotive parts

  • Keurig Green Mountain in defeating a preliminary injunction seeking to block the launch of Keurig’s 2.0 coffee brewer

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Selected Activities

Senior Articles Editor, University of Chicago Legal Forum, University of Chicago Law School