Tara A. Davidoff joined UCLA TDG in August 2012. In her role as Sponsored Research Officer, Tara works closely with faculty and staff to help advise on and negotiate research agreements with for-profit entities. Her responsibilities include helping to identify business development and collaborative opportunities and protecting intellectual property rights for inventions and discoveries that may result from industry sponsored research. As a lawyer with over ten years’ experience, Tara has a well-rounded background that includes negotiating licensing deals at an entertainment studio; prosecuting criminals on behalf of the City of Los Angeles; and working as a land use and environmental transactional associate at a highly-regarded law firm. Tara holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a B.A. in political science/theatre from SUNY Albany.