Tara Humma

Tara L. Humma

Of Counsel She / Her / Hers
New Jersey

Tara L. Humma is an attorney in the Litigation Department who focuses on labor and employment matters. Tara defends clients in all phases of employment litigation, from initial pleadings, discovery, and motion practice to trial preparation and appeals. Her litigation experience includes cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (including accessibility cases), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), breach of contract cases related to employment contracts and restrictive covenants and various other state and federal employment laws. She represents employers in hearings before administrative agencies, arbitrators, and hearing officers appointed under contractual grievance procedures.

Tara also regularly counsels employers in the application of various state and federal employment laws, civil service regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. Her counseling experience includes providing advice to clients related to issues under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), whistleblower laws, restrictive covenant laws and other state and federal employment laws.

Tara frequently assists clients in drafting and reviewing internal policies and employee handbooks to ensure compliance with both state and federal law including providing advice to clients with multi-state operations. She frequently drafts employment, restrictive covenant, separation and severance agreements for clients. Tara also participates in due diligence related to employment issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions and reviews deal documents for employment-related issues.


Representative Matters

  • Counsels a wide-range of clients on daily employment-related issues
  • Drafts and reviews employment contracts and separation agreements
  • Drafts group separation plans and agreements
  • Provides training to employees of clients on various issues including harassment, discrimination and retaliation

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Tara’s active pro bono practice includes drafting policies and handbooks for nonprofits and providing regular counseling to those organizations on a wide-range of employment issues.
Tara also volunteers for Wills for Heroes, an organization that provides wills to first responders on a pro bono basis.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court

Camden County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Blurred Lines Between Work and Play," PBI’s Employment Law Institute, July 23, 2020

Speaker, "Contingent Workers and COVID-19: A Crossroads," Ballard Spahr webinar, May 6, 2020

Speaker, "Nonprofit Update on CARES Act Forgiveness, Bond Financing, Employees, and Other Current Issues," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 15, 2020


Tara is a regular contributor to the firm's HR Law Watch blog.



Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2012)
Associate Notes Editor and Mentor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, 2011-2012

Saint Joseph's University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2009)



New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit