Tamara Pullin is a commercial litigator, with six years of experience as in-house counsel at a privately held financial institution in Oklahoma City and more than 10 years of commercial litigation practice in both Texas and Oklahoma. Tamara has extensive experience with matters pertaining to banking regulatory compliance, especially with respect to fair lending and UDAPP compliance, as well as laws and regulations pertaining to deposits, lending and loss mitigation. She is well poised to assist banking clients in assessing and mitigating compliance risk as well as offering guidance through the regulatory exam process. Tamara is also knowledgeable in employment law and discrimination matters.
A problem-solver at heart, Tamara is excited to help clients solve complex commercial litigation problems. Her early-career experience earned her a reputation for thinking outside the box to use creative discovery methods to crack cases early and lead to swift settlements and to use her clear, concise writing style to win cases through motions and briefing.
A native Texan, Tamara is new to Fort Worth, moving here when her husband, Daniel, became Dean of TCU’s Neeley School of Business. Tamara stays busy as a Tanglewood mom to her elementary-aged son, a board member of the PTA at McLean 6th Grade Center where her elder son attends, and a member of a USTA tennis team at Colonial Country Club.
- Juris Doctor - University of Oklahoma School of Law, 2001
- Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- American Jurisprudence Award for Torts II and Labor Law
- Salem Civil Rights Award
- William T. Comfort Scholar
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oklahoma, 1997
- Executive Producer, Anchor and Reporter for Norman News, OU's live daily television newscast
- President (1996) and Vice President of Recruiting (1995), Delta Gamma sorority
- Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies
Bar & Court Admissions & Certifications
- State Bar of Texas, 2001
- State Bar of Oklahoma, 2007
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- United States District and Bankruptcy Courts, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
- United States District and Bankruptcy Courts, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
Awards & Recognition
- Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters: 2005, 2006
- Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters: 2007, 2008, 2009
- "Future Star" in the 2009 edition of Benchmark Litigation
- Kolstad v. American Dental Association: The Employer Escape Chute from Punitive Liability, Oklahoma Law Review, 2000
A Lesson Learned from the “Robo-Signer” Scrutiny, Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 82 (Dec. 10, 2011)
Representative Experience & Services
- Led a financial institution through regulatory examinations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC).
- Served as briefing attorney on a successful appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning an agency action of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. The result reinstated funding to an Oklahoma Indian tribe. United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma v. U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Dev., 567 F.3d 1235 (10th Cir. 2009).
- Obtained full summary judgment on complex issues arising under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, affirmed on appeal in published opinion: Yokogawa Corp. of Am. v. Skye International Holdings, Inc., 159 S.W.3d 266 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2006).