Tarah S. Grant

Tarah S. Grant

Northern Virginia

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 703 610 6155

Fax +1 703 610 6200

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

While staying focused on clients' business goals, Tarah Grant helps clients anticipate potential issues and assess risks, and then crafts contract terms aimed at addressing problems before they arise.

She assists businesses with commercial transactions, particularly those involving the internet, media, entertainment, or technology. She has significant experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting arrangements related to the development, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

Tarah counsels clients on complex, strategic relationships as well as day-to-day commercial matters. She routinely works on content and technology licenses, cobranding/marketing arrangements, and e-commerce projects as well as professional services contracts and transition services agreements. She also collaborates with colleagues in the firm's Corporate practice to address intellectual property aspects of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate deals. Additionally, Tarah has handled a wide array of in-house legal matters while on secondment to the headquarters of a nationally renowned online newspaper.

While in law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Tarah completed internships at several media organizations and companies.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Stars, Intellectual Property
Virginia Super Lawyers


Rising Stars, Intellectual Property
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Young Lawyer
Virginia Legal Elite

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002

B.A., Washington and Lee University, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999


Chair, Transactional Practice Committee, FCBA

Federal Communications Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Representative experience

Advising Ford Motor Company on Volkswagen AG’s US$2.6bn investment into Ford’s autonomous vehicle platform company, Argo AI.

Advised on Fox Interactive Media's acquisition of a number of Internet and technology companies.

Advised Time Warner Cable in connection with software and website content licenses, consulting agreements, e-commerce arrangements, and other commercial agreements.

Advised Fox Entertainment Group, NBC Universal, and Providence Equity Partner on their formation of Hulu.

Advised on Fox Television Stations' US$1.1bn sale of eight television stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Advised on NBC Universal's sale of Los Angeles-based television station KWHY-TV to Meruelo Enterprises.

Advised Condé Nast, Hearst Magazine, Meredith Corporation, Rogers Communications, and Time Inc. in connection with an investment by KKR in Next Issue Media.

Advised HarperCollins Publishers on their acquisition of Harlequin, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Zondervan, and other publishing companies.

Advised on News Corporation's sale of MySpace to Specific Media.

Advised 21st Century Fox on the formation of National Geographic Partners with The National Geographic Society and that entity's acquisition of National Geographic's media-related businesses.

Advised Univision Communications on its launch of a co-branded shopping portal website with HSN.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Intellectual Property Newsletter - July 2010 Intellectual Property Alert

Published Works

Now You See It, Now You Don't: District Court Finds That Reserving the Right to Change Terms Can Make a Contract Illusory Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal

Published Works

A Lawyerly Look at Kiddie Sites Television Business Report

Published Works

Beware the FCC's New Kids-Web Rules Broadcasting & Cable

Published Works

The Name of the Game is... Trademarks: Product Placement in Video Games International Trademark Association Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 19

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