Ariana J. Tadler is a partner at Milberg LLP and is an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She has extensive experience litigating complex securities and consumer class actions, including high profile, fast–paced cases. Ms. Tadler is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on electronic discovery and Chairs Milberg’s E-Discovery Committee.
Ms. Tadler’s accomplishments include litigation of three cases in the Eastern District of Virginia (a/k/a the “Rocket Docket”) in less than four years, including In re MicroStrategy Securities Litigation, in which plaintiffs’ counsel negotiated settlements valued at more than $150 million. Ms. Tadler is one of the court appointed plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in the Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, in which the court approved a $586 million cash settlement in October 2009. Among the thousands of defendants in this coordinated action were 55 prominent investment banks and more than 300 corporate issuers. Ms. Tadler has also been retained in complex litigation as Special Discovery Counsel.
Ms. Tadler is the Chair of The Sedona Conference®’s Steering Committee for Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, the preeminent “think tank” on E Discovery. In addition, she is on the Advisory Board of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E Discovery Institute where she has helped educate federal judges and lawyers on E Discovery issues. Ms. Tadler has served on the Attorney Advisory Committee of the Judicial Improvements Committee of the Southern District of New York. She is actively involved in the reformulation of applicable E Discovery rules and best practices.
Ms. Tadler is AV Preeminent rated (Martindale Hubbell's highest rating) and has been recognized by several prominent legal industry ratings organizations, including: Lawdragon’s top 500 lawyers in America (2010–present); Legal 500 in its list of recommended securities litigators in the country; Benchmark Plaintiffs Litigation as a New York securities litigation star; and New York Super Lawyers (2010–present). Ms. Tadler was a recipient of the Women's Venture Fund’s 2011 Highest Leaf Award, an honor given annually to women who are exemplary leaders in the business world.
Ms. Tadler is frequently sought to speak on a variety of litigation and discovery–related topics and has also authored or co–authored several publications on E Discovery. Her recent speaking engagements include: HarrisMartin’s National Conference of Mass Tort Dialogues (June 2012); PLI’s Pretrial Practice 2012 Program (May 2012); ABA 6th National Institute on E Discovery (May 2012); 14th Annual Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation (May 2012); ABA Section of Litigation – Annual CLE Conference (April 2012); New York State Bar Association – Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (January 2012); Georgetown Law’s Annual Advanced E Discovery Institute (November 2011); Thomson Reuters – 15th Annual Electronic Discovery & Records Retention Conference (November 2011); Federal Bar Council – 12th Annual Fall Bench and Bar Retreat (October 2011).
Ms. Tadler co chairs Milberg’s Client Development Committee and is a member of the Hiring, Diversity, Technology, and Women’s Committees. Ms. Tadler is a member of various organizations including: American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation (Fellow), American Association for Justice, Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, National Association of Women Judges (Resource Board), National Association of Women Lawyers, and The New York Inn of Court (Vice President). She is also involved in various community and not for profit organizations and currently serves on the boards of MFY Legal Services, Inc. and Women’s Venture Fund.