Ariana J. Tadler is a partner at Milberg LLP and an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She has extensive experience litigating and managing 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 Practice Group, comprised of lawyers and technologists.
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 served as 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. Among the thousands of defendants in this coordinated action were 55 prominent investment banks and more than 300 corporate issuers. Ms. Tadler is currently serving as lead counsel in a number of consumer cases involving the use of GMOs. Ms. Tadler has also been retained in complex litigation as Special Discovery Counsel.
Ms. Tadler is Chair Emeritus and continues to be an active member of The Sedona Conference®
Steering Committee for Working Group I 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 and also serves on Bloomberg BNA’s eDiscovery Board of Advisors. In addition to serving on the Advisory Committee of the Judicial Improvements Committee of the Southern District of New York, Ms. Tadler is on the committee of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program and also 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 rating 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 regularly invited to speak on a variety of litigation and discovery–related topics and has also authored or co–authored numerous publications on e‑Discovery
Ms. Tadler 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 several legal industry associations, including: American Bar Association, where she is currently Co-Chair of the Woman Advocate Committee Rainmaking/Networking Subcommittee; American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
; American Association for Justice; Federal Bar Council; New York State Bar Association; National Association of Women Lawyers; New York County Lawyers Association; New York Women’s Bar Association; 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.