Tana joined Keller Rohrback in 2004 after practicing as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. She began her legal career as a trial attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, one of the preeminent public defender offices in the country, where she handled cases at the trial level and argued appellate cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Tana then joined the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she enforced federal discrimination laws across the country. At the DOJ, and later at the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Tana investigated and prosecuted employment discrimination cases against large governmental entities such as the Louisiana State Police and private corporations such as Wal-Mart. She also served as the Litigation Coordinator for the Michigan Poverty Law Program, developing statewide projects to address issues facing low income communities and crafting creative solutions by developing partnerships with interested stakeholders.
At Keller Rohrback, Tana has achieved significant settlements for her clients. She has won landmark victories for shareholders of mutual funds in suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty by investment advisors in violation of the Investment Company Act. She has protected the retirement funds of employees whose employers had breached their fiduciary duties in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Tana has also stood up for workers who had been denied their proper wages and overtime payments. She was recently part of the trial team representing 20,000 Detroit nurses alleging an antitrust conspiracy by healthcare providers to depress compensation levels. This extraordinary case settled on the eve of trial. Tana played an essential role in recovering almost $90 million on behalf of affected Detroit nurses.
Tana’s pro bono work includes Doe et al. v. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al., Case No. C17-0178JLR (W.D. Wash.), where she obtained a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s suspension of follow-to-join refugee admissions which was part of the latest installment of the Muslim travel ban.
Tana’s wide ranging experience helps her quickly grasp what issues will dictate a case’s outcome, and she works tirelessly to see that her clients obtain the best result available.
Court Says Government Must Do More to Show It Is Reuniting Refugee Families
Joseph Doe Reunites With His Wife and Children
Federal Court Grants Injunction in Suit to Stop Trump Administration from Separating Refugees from Their Families
ACLU Asks for Injunction to Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban From Separating Refugees From Their Families
Keller Rohrback Files Amicus Brief with Washington Supreme Court on Behalf of ACLU-WA
Fifteen Keller Rohrback Lawyers Named 2017 Washington Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Court Grants Final Approval to 3.0-Liter Class Action Settlement & Bosch Class Action Settlement
ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Amended Suit Challenging Trump’s Still Unconstitutional Travel Ban
Preliminary Approval of VW/Audi/Porsche 3-liter and Bosch Settlements in Volkswagen Clean Diesel Litigation
ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Suit Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban by Persons with Student and Work Visas
Bosch Agrees To $327.5 Million Settlement in VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case
Settlement Agreement Filed for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter
Keller Rohrback Investigates Petco and PetSmart Wage Theft Allegations
Important Info for Owners of TDI 3.0-Liter VWs/Audis/Porsches
Court Grants Final Approval 2.0-Liter Settlement
Volkswagen Litigation Update - 8/25/2016
Volkswagen Litigation Update - Preliminary Approval of VW Settlement Granted
More Brands May Be Misleading Consumers with “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” Label
Volkswagen Litigation Case Update
Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter Emissions Settlement
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Walmart’s Great Value “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese”
VW Litigation Case Update
Keller Rohrback Investigates Falsely Labeled “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese”
Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims of Diesel Porsche Cayenne Consumers
JPML Sends VW Lawsuits to San Francisco
Keller Rohrback Files Suit on Behalf of Porsche, Audi, and VW Consumers
Keller Rohrback Warns Consumers About VW Goodwill Package
Keller Rohrback Expands Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against VW
KR Launches Investigation After EPA Adds Audi & Porsche to VW Clean Air Act Violation
Keller Rohrback Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen
VW Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Standards
Volkswagen Investigated by EPA Over Clean Air Standards
Volkswagen Violates Clean Air Act
Volkswagen Class Action Complaint Expands To Include Affected Porsche and Audi Vehicles
KR Asks Federal Judge to Prohibit VW and Audi From Making Misleading Statements to Drivers
Keller Rohrback Asks Judge To Stop Misleading Communications
Volkswagen News From Around The Web
Volkswagen Help Center - Useful Links
KR attorney Dan Mensher discusses environmental impact of VW Dieselgate
Meet the Keller Rohrback Volkswagen Team
Keller Rohrback Advocates for Volkswagen Diesel Consumers Nationwide in Class Action
Articles & Presentations
Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Skills: Seattle, Seattle, WA, Aug. 2018.
Faculty and Lecturer, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Advocacy Program, Seattle, WA, Oct. 2017.
Presenter, ACLU Law & Liberty Series, Litigating Against Trump’s Muslim Ban, Seattle, WA, May 2017.
Presenter, Women Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Networking Event, How to Prepare for the Big Event: Trial (The Last 90 Days), Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2010.
Faculty, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Trial Advocacy College, 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, Navigating the Crossroads of Change: Where Do We Go From Here?, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2003.
Presenter, National Legal Aid and Defender Annual Conference, Holistic Advocacy for Youth: Addressing the Basic Needs of Children Through Civil, Criminal and Community Collaborations, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2003.
Presenter, National Legal Aid and Defender Annual Conference, Civil and Criminal Strategies for Protecting Clients Accused of Food Stamp Fraud, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2003.
Lead Trainer, Committee on Regional Training, Negotiation Skills Training, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 2003.
Faculty and Lecturer, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Trial Advocacy Training for Legal Aid Attorneys, Los Angeles, CA, July 2003.
Trainer, Committee on Regional Training, Basic Lawyering Skills Training, Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 2002.
Honors & Awards
Named to Washington Super Lawyers list, 2012, 2014 - 2018
U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award, 1997
Professional and Civic Involvement
ACLU of Washington: Board of Directors, 2016-present; President 2019; Executive Committee, 2017-present; Budget Committee, 2017-2018; Legal Committee, 2015-2018; Cooperating Attorney
American Association for Justice, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association Gun Violence Advisory Committee, Member, 2016-2017
Asian Bar Association of Washington, Member, 2006-present; Board of Directors, 2010-2012
Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member, 2006-2008, 2010 (Chairperson)-2013, 2015-2018
King County Bar Association, Member
Lawyers Fostering Independence Program, Volunteer Attorney, 2008-present
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAS), Founding Member
National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Washington State Association for Justice, Member
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
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