Cozen O’Connor: Wise, Tamar S.

Tamar S. Wise

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New York

(212) 883-4924

(646) 461-2054

Recent News:

Tamar Wise Named One of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars By City & State New York

Tamar Wise, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Tamar is a dedicated and creative commercial litigator who represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters including securities, contract, First Amendment, and real estate cases in jurisdictions nationwide. Tamar has an extensive appellate practice in both state and federal appellate courts. In 2019, Tamar second-chaired a high-profile First Amendment victory before the United States Supreme Court in Manhattan Community Access Center v. Halleck. Tamar is also regularly called upon to counsel on defamation and libel issues and cases and has secured important rulings for clients in this evolving legal and Constitutional space.

Tamar has significant experience with commercial and securities cases spanning a wide range of industries including financial services and investments, mortgage lending, and aviation. She has successfully briefed and argued motions at all stages of litigation.

In 2019, Tamar was selected as one of New York City's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City and State Magazine. She was also recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers-Rising Star from 2012 to 2018. Tamar speaks and writes regularly in legal and business publications, and most recently was an invited panelist at the 32nd Annual Media & The Law Seminar on the topic of the First Amendment and social media control. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Tamar was an associate in the New York office of a top-ranked international law firm.  

Tamar graduated cum laude from Yale University with a degree in history and earned her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the American Corporate Counsel scholarship and a staff editor of the Journal of Law and Business. Tamar is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania.

 

Experience

News

Tamar Wise Named One of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars By City & State New York

October 29, 2019

Tamar Wise, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Cozen O’Connor Team Wins Landmark First Amendment Ruling

June 21, 2019

The team includes Michael de Leeuw, Stuart Shorenstein, Tamar Wise, Stephen Miller, Jesse Loffler, William Lesser, and Anna Hanke.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 21, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."

12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 19, 2017

Super Lawyers has named 12 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2017 lists of top practitioners in the New York metro area. Six were recognized as Super Lawyers and six were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

19 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 05, 2016

The 2016 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

21 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 05, 2015

The 2015 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

16 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 23, 2014

The 2014 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 16 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Cozen O’Connor Team Secures Motion for Nonsuit

February 05, 2013

Jeffrey Weil, Dexter Hamilton and a team of Cozen O’Connor litigators successfully defended a mid-sized, regional law firm and one of its senior corporate partners in a legal malpractice case brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The case involved an underlying business transaction that went bad. Our law firm clients had represented a closely held corporation whose stock was sold to a publicly traded company.

Tamar S. Wise Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia Office As Associate

March 07, 2009

Tamar S. Wise has joined Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York. Wise focuses her practice in commercial litigation matters, and has experience in a variety of securities, derivatives and breach of contract actions. She is admitted to practice in New York, and is fluent in Hebrew and Hungarian.

Publications

Supreme Court Limits First Amendment Exposure of Social Media Giants [Silicon Valley Business Journal]

July 11, 2019

Michael B. de Leeuw and Tamar Wise contributed an article to Silicon Valley Business Journal discussing the Manhattan Community Access Center v. Halleck (MCAC) case.

Practical Considerations for Use of FRCP 68 Offer of Judgment [NYLitigator]

May 17, 2017

Alanna Miller, associate in Cozen O'Connor's New York Office, and Tamar Wise, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, published Practical Considerations for Use of FRCP 68 Offer of Judgment in NY Litigator's Spring 2017 issue.

Three’s a Crowd: Third-Party Attorney-Client Privilege Waivers [Corporate Counsel]

September 14, 2015

Tamar Wise and Stephen Kempa discuss recent updates on third-party waivers to attorney-client privilege and two narrow exceptions to that rule.

Updates on Privilege Issues for In-House Counsel in New York [New York Law Journal]

April 15, 2015

Tamar Wise, a member of the Commercial Litigation Department, discusses the scope of attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine in the in-house context.

Courts Clarify Scope of Privilege for Internal Corporate Investigations [DRI: Professionalism Perspectives]

March 04, 2015

In an article titled “Courts Clarify Scope of Privilege for Internal Corporate Investigations,” Thomas Wilkinson and Tamar Wise, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, discuss a wave of recent cases which have clarified the scope of the attorney-client and work-product privileges in the context of internal corporate investigations.

Caveat Empty Box [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

July 30, 2014

In a strong defense victory from earlier this year, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a proposed class of laptop purchasers the opportunity to proceed against Toshiba as a class, instead forcing individuals with complaints to engage in arbitration with the...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Awards & Honors

New York Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2012-2018

City and State New York City Rising Stars – Top 40 Under 40, 2019

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York