Tara Kole is a founding partner of Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole, one of the world’s leading boutique entertainment law firms, and has an extensive film and television practice, representing some of the most successful actors, directors, producers, writers and political figures in their media endeavors in the U.S. and globally.
Kole is a member of the Board of Directors of Women In Film. In 2014, she helped to found the organization Film2Future, which provides education and technical skills focused on the entertainment industry to diverse high school students living in underserved communities. She is also a member of the Director’s Council Acquisitions Group at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Kole is an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School and previously taught at the University of Southern California School of Law.
She has been consistently recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the 100 Power Lawyers in the Entertainment Industry, and has been featured as part of the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. Kole graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College with a B.A. in English and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Articles Chair on the Harvard Law Review. She went on to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to founding Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole, she was a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. (Los Angeles, CA)