Tara Tavernia represents sophisticated clients in complex antitrust matters, including strategic mergers and government conduct investigations.

Ms. Tavernia draws upon her extensive experience to efficiently guide market-leading companies and private equity clients through high-stakes antitrust matters involving:

  • Transaction reviews, including securing unconditional approvals and, when necessary, second request compliance and merger remedy negotiation
  • Investigations brought by federal enforcers
  • Antitrust litigation

She leverages her deep understanding of the agency landscape to deliver high-level client service in the face of government scrutiny across a broad range of industries.

Ms. Tavernia is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, for which she has served on the editorial board of Antitrust Magazine Online (formerly The Antitrust Source) since 2019.

Ms. Tavernia’s experience includes representing:

  • Tapestry, owner of several major US fashion brands, on the antitrust considerations for its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Capri Holdings
  • A major airline on defending against a US Department of Justice (DOJ) federal court challenge to a joint venture
  • Ka’ena, the owner of Mint Mobile, on the antitrust considerations of its US$1.3 billion sale to T-Mobile
  • A global consumer products company facing a Robinson-Patman Act investigation brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • EssilorLuxottica on antitrust considerations of its acquisition of US-based lab network Walman 
  • A leading life sciences company in an FTC investigation
  • Astorg Partners and Goldman Sachs on antitrust considerations of its sale of Laboratoire HRA Pharma to Perrigo
  • Antitrust considerations in a major telecommunications industry merger, including advising on all aspects of DOJ’s review of the transaction and serving on a trial team that successfully defended against a federal court challenge by a coalition of state attorneys general*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Juris Doctor, University of Chicago Law School, 2012
    with honors
  • Bachelor of Arts in English & American Studies, Cornell University, 2009
    magna cum laude, with distinction in all subjects