Accomplished intellectual property (IP) litigator and former recipient of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching award Tara D. Elliott has made the move to WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where she will be a partner and member of the firm’s IP Litigation team.

Most recently a principal at a major U.S. law firm, Elliott was appointed special master in 2011 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to assist the court with managing disputes in complex matters and IP litigation. A current member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council, Elliott was previously appointed to the Third Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee by the chief judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and as a member of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

She was also recognized by PDJ as a Woman Worth Watching in 2014.

Well known for her efforts to advance diversity in the legal profession, Elliott is a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity—an organization of corporate chief legal officers and managing partners devoted to improving diversity in the legal profession.

“I have long been impressed by WilmerHale’s successful IP litigation practice and its deep bench of talent,” said Ms. Elliott. “The combination of the firm’s collaborative approach, and broad business and litigation capabilities, proved to be just the right mix for me in my next professional home.”

Elliott received her JD in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. She earned a BS in computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. A member of the Delaware, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit bars, Elliott is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.