Tana Lin: Lawyer with Keller Rohrback LLP

Tana Lin

Seattle,  WA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Antitrust
  • Employment Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Employment, Retirement, and Benefits
University Cornell University, A.B., Government, with distinction, 1988
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1991 Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar
Admitted1991, District of Columbia; 1999, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 2000, Illinois; 2000, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois; 2001, Michigan; 2004, Washington; 2005, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; 2008, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2011, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional & Civic Involvement

Michigan Poverty Law Program, Former litigation coordinator

King County Bar Association, Member

Washington State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Asian Bar Association of Washington, Member, 2006-present; Board of Directors, 2010-2012

American Association for Justice, Member

Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member, 2006-2008, 2011-2013, 2015; Chairperson, 2010

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAS), Founding Member

LanguagesSpanish (proficient); Mandarin (conversational)
BornTaipei, Taiwan, September 15, 1966

Professional Experience

Tana Lin is a member of Keller Rohrback's nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. She joined Keller Rohrback in 2004 after having practiced as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. Ms. Lin's practice has spanned representing employees in class action cases alleging breach of fiduciary duties by their employers in violation of ERISA, to shareholders of mutual funds in suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty by the investment advisors in violation of the Investment Company Act, to nurses alleging that hospitals depressed their wages in violation of the Sherman Act.

Ms. Lin began her legal career as a trial attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She then joined and became a senior trial attorney with the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and, subsequently, the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has prosecuted employment discrimination cases against governmental entities such as the Louisiana State Police and private corporations such as Wal-Mart.

Honors & Awards

Selected to Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers - Washington, 2012, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award, 1997

Articles & Presentations

Presenter, Women Antitrust Plaintiffs' Attorneys Networking Event, Minneapolis, MN, How to Prepare for the Big Event: Trial (The Last 90 Days), Oct. 2010.

Faculty, Trial Advocacy College, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Philadelphia, PA, July 2005.

Tana Lin, Recovering Attorney's Fees under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, West's Education Law Reporter, 180 Ed.LawRep. 1 (2003).

Civil Track Plenary Panelist, National Legal Aid and Defender Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Navigating the Crossroads of Change: Where Do We Go from Here?, Nov. 2003.

Presenter, National Legal Aid and Defender Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Holistic Advocacy for Youth: Addressing the Basic Needs of Children Through Civil, Criminal and Community Collaborations, Nov. 2003.

Presenter, National Legal Aid and Defender Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Civil and Criminal Strategies for Protecting Clients Accused of Food Stamp Fraud, Nov. 2003.

Lead Trainer, Negotiation Skills Training, Committee on Regional Training, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 2003.

Faculty and Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Training for Legal Aid Attorneys, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Los Angeles, CA, July 2003.

Trainer, Basic Lawyering Skills Training, Committee on Regional Training, Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 2002.

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Office Information

Tana Lin

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
SeattleWA 98101


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