Tamanna joined AdvanceLaw in 2011, after more than ten years advising Fortune 500 general counsel on how to increase efficiency and maximize value from their outside service providers. Prior to 2011, Tamanna was at Axiom Legal, an alternative to traditional law firms that provides clients with onsite and virtual legal support. At Axiom, Tamanna served as interim General Manager of the San Francisco office, as well as Practice Manager for strategic clients in the Bay Area, working directly with major companies such as Agilent, Charles Schwab, eBay, Yahoo!, and Google.
Prior to working at Axiom, Tamanna spent seven years at the General Counsel Roundtable (now part of Gartner, Inc.), overseeing new client development. Tamanna led the Roundtable’s expansion to over 600 chief legal officers worldwide, and built client service operations in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Tamanna also helped launch the Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council, a global best practices community of several hundred Chief Compliance Officers.
Tamanna began her career as a securities attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates, focusing on securities regulation and litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her B.A. in Political Science and Dramatic Arts from Queen’s University in Canada.