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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.
 

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HollywoodLife
June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”

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