Tara LaClair is a director and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Compliance Practice Group. She is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Healthcare, International, Labor & Employment and Corporate & Securities Practice Groups. Tara’s national practice represents and advises a variety of businesses, financial institutions, church organizations, broker-dealer firms, investment advisors and securities agents in sales practice, employment, regulatory and litigation matters. She also represents international entities and healthcare professionals in administrative forums and general business litigation matters.
An experienced trial lawyer, with extensive experience in handling securities disputes, including sales practice claims, product claims, trade secret matters and promissory note cases, Tara has tried more than 20 securities matters to conclusion. Additionally, she has handled cases in more than 40 states over the last two decades. She also conducts internal investigations and handles regulatory proceedings before the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies.
An arbitrator for FINRA, Tara is also frequent presenter, speaker and author on securities, employment and dispute resolution issues. She has argued before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and was recently honored by The Journal Record as one of 50 Women Making A Difference. Tara currently serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Signature Program Class 36.
Tara holds an LL.M. in securities and financial institution regulation from Georgetown University Law School and is admitted to practice in California, Michigan and Oklahoma, as well as in the federal courts of Colorado, Ohio and Oklahoma. She appears regularly before the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies. She has also been listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2008 and 2009, in Super Lawyers (2013-2014, 2017-2022) and was listed as a Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers in 2022. In 2017, Tara was named to the America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.*
*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Super Lawyers or America’s Top 100.