Tanya Abrams focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation. Tanya has represented clients in a broad range of substantive areas of litigation, such as matters relating to intellectual property, products liability, employee benefits, and securities law. Tanya also has represented clients in federal and state government investigations. Tanya maintains an active pro bono practice including criminal trials and appeals.
Tanya graduated from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and won the Potter Stewart Prize for best overall oral and written advocacy in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals competition. Before law school, Tanya was a linguist and analyst at the National Security Agency. Tanya joined Williams & Connolly in 2013 after clerking for Judge M. Margaret McKeown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Richard W. Roberts on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Tanya’s experience includes:
- Defense of a major pharmacy benefits manager in False Claims Act litigation involving allegations under the Anti-Kickback Statute
- Defense of a global financial institution in RMBS-related litigation
- Defense of retirement plan fiduciaries of a multinational technology company in putative class action suit under ERISA challenging allocations of plan assets to alternative investments such as hedge funds and private equity
- Representation of the family of an inventor in a patent licensing trial that resulted in a $309 million jury verdict in favor of the client