Holly Tao

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Holly Tao is a litigation associate in the New York office and a member of the Firm's Global Antitrust/Competition Group. Her practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of antitrust, patent, and commercial contractual disputes.

She has represented global pharmaceutical companies in state and federal courts. Her experience includes litigation arising under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and the Hatch-Waxman Act, as well as nationwide class-action litigations at the cutting edge of antitrust and intellectual property. Her practice also includes counseling clients on antitrust, patent, and intellectual property risk issues. 

Holly is active in the Firm's pro bono work. She represents individuals and organizations at both trial and appellate courts, and has litigated matters regarding US constitutional rights as well as cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Supreme Court
Education
JD
Cornell University
BS
Chemistry
Georgetown University
Languages
English

Experience

Defense of Allergan in a nationwide antitrust class action lawsuit arising from Sherman Act claims regarding an exclusive license agreement relating to Botox® Cosmetic.

Defense of a global pharmaceutical company in a litigation arising from the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act relating to its biosimilar product.

Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in a litigation arising from a contract dispute regarding a small-molecule oncology product.

Publications

Congress, Courts, and Control Over Persuasive Sources of Law, Gonzaga Law Review, 2016