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Tarah S. Grant

Counsel
Northern Virginia

Tarah S. Grant

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.

Representative experience

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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Lee University, 1999

Memberships

  • Chair, Transactional Practice Committee, FCBA
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

2012-2017

Rising Stars, Intellectual Property

Virginia Super Lawyers

2013-2017

Rising Stars, Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

2011

Young Lawyer

Virginia Legal Elite

Latest thinking and events

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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