Tara Adyanthaya is a mediator and also serves as Special Counsel in Morris Manning & Martin’s Healthcare Practice. Ms. Adyanthaya represents hospital systems, physician practice groups, and other healthcare providers in a range of regulatory and business matters.

Ms. Adyanthaya previously served as an Associate General Counsel for Healthcare at Emory University where she advised hospitals, hospital committees, and individual providers on compliance with legal and ethical obligations. She is a 2012 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow. Ms. Adyanthaya also has a masters’ degree in Bioethics and has participated in and advised on the intersection of law and medical ethics in complex medical scenarios. She is a registered neutral with the Supreme Court of Georgia and has specialized training in bioethics mediation.

Expertise Areas
  • B.A. Boston College, 1992
  • J.D. Mercer University, cum laude, 1997
  • M.B.E. University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Court Admissions
  • Georgia, 1997
  • Legal Employment
  • Emory University - Associate General Counsel, Feb 2018 - Dec 2012
  • King & Spalding LLP - Counsel, Jan 2005 - Oct 2007
  • Morris Manning & Martin LLP - Associate, Sept 1999 - Dec 2004
  • Accolades
  • Mercer Law Review; Moot Court Board; Gabrielli National Moot Court Competition
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Law, Bioethics, and Commercial Law
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing
  • Brainerd Currie and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
  • Recipient, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
  • Washington Hospital Center, Clinical Ethics Consultation Intensive
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Bioethics Mediation Intensive
  • Coursera Course on Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science
  • Member, Georgia Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Georgia Bar BASICS Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Planning Committee and Speaker, Healthcare Ethics Consortium’s of Georgia Annual Meeting
  • Past President (2003) of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation Fellow, Lawyers’ Foundation of Georgia
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Pro bono service with Pro Bono Partnership and the Georgia POLST Coalition
  • Supreme Court Commission on the Role of the Judiciary in Public Health Emergencies (co-drafted Georgia’s Pandemic Influenza Bench book)
  • Past Member, Georgia State Bar Investigative Panel
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • Former Co-Chair and Member, Board of Directors of the Multi-Bar Leadership Counsel Council
  • Past President and Member, Board of Directors of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Honoree, Nightingale’s Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers of 2007 (one of 12 nationally)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
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