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Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017699 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
Lisa Klerman was quoted on the rising number of lawsuits by women alleging inequality in pay compared to men and on the challenges in presenting such cases to a court. “If it merits a differential in pay, then the employer can pay the different rate without running afoul of the equal-pay laws,” Klerman said.
“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.
“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.