Tara Kim Eberhart is the senior director of practice management at the International Practice Management Association (IPMA). She is also the director of paralegal services and docketing at Dentons US LLP where she oversees the 150+ member paralegal program including the national general/litigation and the intellectual property docketing teams. Prior to the 2015 merger of Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge, Eberhart developed and supervised the firm wide paralegal program at McKenna Long for seven years. She began her paralegal career in a small general practice firm, Michael Murphy and Associates, where she handled family law, trusts and estates, and juvenile criminal related matters. After three years, she moved to Oblon Spivak, an IP boutique firm for their patent litigation practice. As her initial step into paralegal management, Eberhart joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius to lead the bio/chemical team where she specialized in large scale e-discovery for intellectual property (patent) litigation.
She is a frequent speaker and author on issues affecting the paralegal profession and volunteers her time as a mentor to others exploring a career in legal practice management. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) and her master’s at Marymount University.
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