Tara L. Humma

Associate

hummat@ballardspahr.com
Tel 856.761.3408
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey

Tara L. Humma is an associate 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. 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.

In addition to her experience in private practice, Tara worked in the Office of County Counsel for Camden County, where she represented the county in a variety of litigation matters and prosecuted civil service disciplinary actions before New Jersey's Office of Administrative Law.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully wrote and argued for partial summary judgment on plaintiff's retaliation claim
  • Successfully wrote and argued for reconsideration of the partial denial of summary judgment for wrongful termination claim, and wrote and argued the underlying summary judgment motion
  • Successfully wrote and argued motions for production of plaintiff's social media information

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court

Camden County Bar Association

Publications

Co-author, "New Jersey Prohibits Particular Waiver and Non-Disclosure Provisions in Employee Contracts and Settlement Agreements," Ballard Spahr alert, March 19, 2019

Co-author, "OSHA Rolls Back Obama-Era Reporting Requirements to Protect Employee Privacy," Ballard Spahr alert, January 25, 2019

Co-author, "Federal Judge in N.J. Dismisses Employee's Claim of Failure to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use," Ballard Spahr alert, August 15, 2018

Speaking Engagements

"Employee Experience Focused Workplace," Ballard Spahr CLE, July 24, 2019

Panelist, "Medical Marijuana & Employment," Norristown, PA, May 14, 2019

"Rise of the Gig Economy: Legal Issues All Companies Should Know About Flexible and Contingent Staffing,"The Future of Human Resources: Cutting Edge Issues for Every Employer, Ballard Spahr webinar, November 8, 2018

"Impact of Pharmaceuticals in the Workplace: From Cannabis to Cognition Enhancement," The Future of Human Resources: Cutting Edge Issues for Every Employer, Ballard Spahr webinar, October 31, 2018

"Moving Beyond #MeToo: Harassment, Discrimination and Pay Equity in the Manufacturing Workplace," The Evolving Manufacturing Industry: Legal Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities, Ballard Spahr webinar, October 2018

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)

Pennsylvania

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