TaCara Harris is an associate in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding and a member of the firm?s Trial and Global Disputes practice area. Her practice concentrates on representing clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, and tobacco industries in nationwide product liability, mass tort, and personal injury litigation. TaCara has experience handling all aspects of large-scale, high-stakes mass tort litigation, from early case assessment, through discovery, and on to trial or other exit strategies. TaCara's practice also focuses on pro-bono work, community service, and a commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.
TaCara earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School with honors in 2013. While attending law school, TaCara was a law clerk at the Office of the General Counsel of Vanderbilt University, where she assisted the university and medical center with defense of claims, compliance research and policy drafting regarding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other state and federal laws.
Prior to law school, TaCara worked as an intern for the Office of the General Counsel of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. She is also committed to pro bono work, including assisting military veterans with meritorious claims seeking benefits and healthcare.
?Is Forum Shopping for Equal Rights on the Horizon?? Baker Donelson?s Labor and Employment News (May 2014)
?Defending Against No-Injury Product Liability Litigation,? CLE Presentation ? Hot Topics for In-House Counsel, Nashville (November 2013)
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2013
Recipient ? Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award for Highest Grade in Legal Writing
Recipient ? Highest Grade in Pre-Trial Litigation
Recipient ? McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship
Recipient ? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship
Recipient ? Lloyd M. Johnson (Arnold & Porter LLP) Scholarship
Teaching Assistant ? Legal Research and Writing
Research Assistant ? Professor David Williams
Recruiting and Retention Chair ? Black Law Students Association
Semi-Finalist ? 1L Mock Trial Competition
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, Dean's List
B.A. Sociology, Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude with highest distinction