Overview

Taren represents employers in a variety of industries, including retail, claims recovery, manufacturing, and higher education. She has represented companies before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission of Human Rights. She has experience drafting offer letters and employment policies and advising and defending management on compliance with federal, state and local laws, such as:

  • New York State Human Rights Law
  • New York State Labor Law
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act

Honors & Recognitions

  • Excellence In Leadership Award, Rochester Black Bar Association, 2014
  • Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40, 2014
  • Top Women in Law Award, The Daily Record, 2016
  • Up & Coming Attorney, The Daily Record, 2013

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Rochester Black Bar Association
  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, Diversity Committee Chair (2013-2014)
  • Black Young Professionals of Rochester, President
  • Urban League of Rochester, Board of Directors 

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Keeping firms in line with the law," Rochester Business Journal, January 2015

Blogs & Videos

Blog Posts

Education

Duke University School of Law

  • J.D., 2010 

Spelman College

  • B.A., cum laude, 2007

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
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