Partner & Co-Lead, ESG, Risk, Strategy & Compliance Group, Paul Hastings LLP
Tara K. Giunta, a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings, is a recognized risk, strategy and compliance expert and advisor to global companies on corporate governance and enterprise risk management. Tara is Co-Lead of the ESG Risk, Strategy and Compliance Group and Vice Chair of the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, which is routinely recognized by the Global Investigations Review (GIR) as a leading investigations practice and one of a handful of global “elite” practice groups. Ms. Giunta advises clients on fraud, waste and abuse, as well as on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and human rights issues. She advises C-suites and boards in identifying and mitigating risks, developing and enhancing compliance programs, investigating and remediating wrongdoing and/or internal control weaknesses, and conducting compliance-related due diligence in M&A and other commercial transactions. Her work has spanned the globe, performing risk assessments, conducting investigations and rolling out comprehensive compliance programs in Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia.
With extensive experience advising corporations confronting mission critical risks, Tara has developed a deep expertise in identifying, evaluating and mitigating risks, such as ethical business practices, human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion, cyber security and data privacy, and climate transition. Tara liaises with disparate stakeholders in addressing risks and reputational issues, including in M&A and other commercial transactions
Ms. Giunta was recognized by GIR in its inaugural Women in Investigations list, which recognized 100 women across the globe who are “achieving great things in a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.” She is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Diversity Council and Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Ms. Giunta is Founder and Editor of the firm’s publication, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom, now in its Fifth Edition, and speaks often on corporate governance, compliance and internal investigations, as well as on board diversity. Ms. Giunta was a recipient of Corporate Counsel’s 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards under the Thought Leadership category.