Tara Adams focuses her practice on the areas of employment and higher education law. She regularly counsels employers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, drug and alcohol testing, employee discipline and discharge, and anti-discrimination statutes. She also provides guidance on employment agreements, employee handbooks, affirmative action plans, and personnel policies. Tara has substantial experience defending clients throughout litigation in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and parallel state agencies.
Tara also advises and trains colleges and universities on higher education legal compliance issues, including matters pertaining to Title IX, Title IV, FERPA, the ADA, and other relevant regulatory frameworks, and represents higher education clients in administrative actions and litigation when employment or student affairs-related claims arise.
Prior to joining Gray Plant Mooty, Tara practiced at a boutique Minneapolis law firm specializing in labor and employment law, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Janie S. Mayeron in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.