Tara Pehush is a litigation partner in the firm’s New York office who focuses on the commercial and industrial manufacturing industries. She splits her practice between litigating and arbitrating toxic tort, products liability, and commercial disputes and providing clients with strategic counseling in a variety of areas, including risk management and litigation needs, to help them achieve their current and long-term business objectives.
Tara has significant trial experience, appearing as trial counsel for cases venued in New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Missouri, and has also done extensive work briefing and arguing both appeals and lower court motions.
In addition, Tara is committed to pro bono representation and regularly represents minor children seeking asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States and victims of human trafficking seeking post-conviction relief.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Tara practiced as an associate at a New Jersey law firm. She was a clerk to the Honorable Joseph J. Riva of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tara is deeply committed to developing the firm's talent. She is extensively involved in the New York office's recruitment of summer associates and she is also a member of its Associate Development Committee.
- “The Litigation Issue 2023,” Best Lawyers, 1 September 2023
- “Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act – a new avenue for dispute resolution,” International Law Office, 14 May 2015
- Comment, Maryland is Dying For a Slayer Statute: The Ineffectiveness of the Common-Law Slayer Rule in Maryland, 35 U. Balt. L. Rev. 271, 2005