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Tara Zurawski

Of Counsel

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Tara is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in high-stakes and complex commercial litigation. She has litigated cases in state and federal court across a range of industries and legal issues at the trial and appellate level. She has significant expertise in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and has handled over 50 cases in that court.

Tara’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, false claims, corporate disputes, antitrust, and government regulatory matters. She also leads internal corporate investigations and advises clients on business matters before they give rise to legal disputes.

Tara knows that clients need a lawyer who understands their business and approaches litigation in a strategic, efficient, and cost-effective way, while always keeping her client’s business objectives in mind.

Prior to joining Bunsow De Mory, Tara practiced with the global law firms Jones Day and Hausfeld LLP, where she represented clients from a variety of industries across the United States in multi-million- and billion-dollar disputes. She was the go-to lawyer for fast-moving and high-stakes litigation.

Tara also recently served as the Trial Section Chief for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Litigation, Employment, and Worker’s Compensation Units. She was responsible for all civil litigation involving the Commonwealth, its agencies, divisions, institutions, and employees. She litigated cases involving a range of issues such constitutional challenges to Virginia laws, false claims, civil rights, contract disputes, and regulatory matters. She also served as legal counsel to Virginia judges and the Virginia State Bar. Tara’s role as the Trial Section Chief, along with her vast experience as a litigator, provides her with a unique perspective in handling matters under scrutiny by and against state authorities across industries and jurisdictions.

Tara served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She also worked for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division through the Honors Program after graduating from Cornell University.

In Tara’s free time, she is dedicated to humanitarian efforts and animal welfare. She founded Project Second Chance in response to the animal welfare crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria after 15 years of humanitarian efforts in the region. The organization’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for homeless dogs in Puerto Rico, at risk in kill shelters, and provide aid to emergency medical cases. PSC has rescued over 3,500 homeless and abandoned dogs since its founding.


Tara’s clients are as diverse as the challenges they face, coming from a variety of business, government, and non-profit backgrounds, ranging in size, from small businesses to multi-national corporations, and in experience from start-up to long-standing operations.

Included among Tara’s clients are businesses coming from the following areas: Hospitality, Construction, Transportation, Health Care, Non-Profit/Public Service, Banking/Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Information Technology, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Products, Medical Devices, Telecommunications, Defense, Technology, Nonprofit Services, Retail, and Entertainment & Media.


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • B.A., College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Virginia Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Member, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Past President, Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2020-2021
  • President, Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2019-2020
  • President-Elect, Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2018-2019
  • Vice President, Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2017-2018
  • Treasurer, Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2016-2017
  • Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2014-2021
  • Founder, President & Executive Director, Project Second Chance, 2018-Present.

FTC v. STERIS Corp. (N.D. Ohio); In the Matter of STERIS Corp. (FTC): Successfully defended STERIS Corporation against the FTC’s motion for preliminary injunction challenging STERIS’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc. Defeated the Commission after a week-long bench trial in federal court. Achieved dismissal of the related administrative-merger challenge.

In the Matter of Cabell Huntington Hospital (FTC):  Represented Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc., in an administrative proceeding brought by FTC to permanently enjoin Cabell’s proposed acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc. Achieved dismissal of the administrative-merger challenge.

Chrysler LLC Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Represented Chrysler LLC and its affiliates through groundbreaking chapter 11 proceedings that involved bankruptcy-court approval of a sale of the companies’ assets to a consortium led by Italian automaker Fiat S.p.A and the successful defense of the sale order on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D. D.C.): Represented the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in seven writ of attachment proceedings seeking to seize country-code top-level domains used and managed by Iran, Syria and North Korea to satisfy money judgments arising out of claims brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Successfully obtained an order quashing all seven writs. Successfully defended appeal in which the D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed the lower court order.

Knop v. Mackall (D.C. Sup. Ct.); Mackall v. Knop, (D.C. Cir.): Represented defendants in a shareholder-derivative action. Negotiated a favorable outcome for client before trial. Successfully overturned pre-trial award of attorneys’ fees on appeal.

Rosser v. Verizon Va., Inc. (E.D. Va.): Represented Verizon in eleven labor cases involving contract administration and enforcement, including contract interpretation, discipline, and discharge issues.

Batton v. Commc’ns Workers of America (E.D. Va.): Successfully defended Verizon in hybrid action under Section 301 of the Labor Relations Management Act.

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. v. Entrepreneur.com, (E.D. Va.): Successfully represented EMI in asserting Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) claims in multiple actions.

The Nielsen Co. (US), LLC v. comScore, Inc. (E.D. Va.); comScore Inc. v. The Nielsen Co. (US), LLC (E.D. Va.): Represented The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, and NetRatings, LLC, in concurrent patent-infringement actions related to the measuring and displaying of online content.

Corning Optical Commc’ns Wireless Ltd v. Solid, Inc. (E.D. Va.); Corning Optical Commc’ns Wireless Ltd. v. Solid, Inc. (N.D. Cal.): Represented Solid in a patent-infringement action relating to Distributed Antenna System products. Successfully obtained transfer of the case to the Northern District of California and won summary judgment.

Mars, Inc. v. The J.M. Smucker Co. (E.D. Va.): Successfully defended The J.M. Smucker Co. in an action alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false description, and unfair competition related to pet treats for aiding in the oral administration of medication for pets. Won summary judgment on all claims.

TecSec, Inc. v. Intl. Bus. Mach. Corp. (E.D. Va.) – Represented SAS Institute, Inc. in patent-infringement action relating to encryption and cryptography technologies.

Synopsys, Inc. v. Lee (E.D. Va.); Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. (Fed. Cir.): Represented amicus curiae in action challenging U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s regulations and decisions in inter partes reviews as contrary to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

Muhammad v. Muir (Balt. City Cir. Ct.): Served as lead trial attorney and transformed a police-brutality victim’s $40,000 judgment obtained by prior counsel into a $2 million compensatory-damages award by developing a strong presentation for retrial and overcoming an incomplete evidentiary record and challenging procedural history.  After a one-week trial, the jury deliberated for less than half an hour before returning a unanimous verdict in Plaintiff’s favor, awarding $2 million in compensatory damages.

Orlando Crespin-Valladares v. Eric Holder (4th Cir.): Obtained asylum for El Salvadoran family after MS-13 gang threatened them for cooperating with a police investigation into a family member’s murder.

Ross v. Fleming (W.D. Va.): Prevailed in challenging the constitutionality of two sentences of life without parole imposed on a minor following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Miller v. Alabama(2013) and Montgomery v. Louisiana (2016). This victory was groundbreaking for several reasons: Mr. Ross is the first inmate in the Western District of Virginia, and one of the first statewide, to prevail on a Miller claim; Mr. Ross’s petition required persuading a federal court that Virginia’s sentencing framework violated the Eighth Amendment, even after recent decisions from the Virginia Supreme Court purported to uphold the statutory scheme; and only one percent of all petitions for a writ of habeas corpus are granted, reflecting the rarity of a court granting a writ of habeas corpus in a case like this.

Currently representing whistleblowers in confidential multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

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