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Tara Kole

Tara Kole

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Tara Kole is a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. She focuses her practice on entertainment law, representing established film and television directors, writers, actors and producers in their entertainment transactions. 

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College with a BA in English and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Articles and Commentaries Chair for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, Tara was a law clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Justice Antonin Scalia of the U. S. Supreme Court. 

Tara has been featured in Variety twice, as part of their “Dealmakers Impact Report” issue. She has also been recently featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, and is an Op-Ed contributor to the Washington Post. Tara is a professor at the USC Gould School of Law, where she has been involved as a speaker on their Entertainment Law Symposium. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Women In Film and is on the Advisory Board of Film2Future. Prior to attending law school, she was an executive in the Acquisitions Department at Lionsgate Films, where she also started their New Media division.

Tara lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Michael Dore, and their son, Henry.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg BNA
July 19, 2017
Re: John Matsusaka

John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

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