Tanya K. Reams is specializes in complex litigation. She represents corporations and individuals in civil and white collar criminal matters. Her practice encompasses immigration, tax, antitrust violations, securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), import and export controls, international trade matters, and patents. She often assists clients in their responses to the DOJ, FTC, SEC, CFPB, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Her clients come from a great variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, telecommunications, medical instruments, foods and beverages, plastics, pipes and fittings, construction, and even trains and automobiles. She has also represented not-for-profit organizations and a global church. Corporations have retained her to conduct internal investigations concerning regulatory compliance.
Previously, she practiced criminal defense and Constitutional law. She represented clients accused of state and federal crimes at trial and on appeal. In separated instances, she secured "not guilty" verdicts for three innocent individuals accused of very serious offenses. An adamant supporter of law enforcement, she maintained the trust and respect of many law enforcement personnel while representing a victim of egregious police brutality. Prior to private practice, she directed litigation strategy for not-for-profit organizations that were concerned with criminal justice issues and sentencing matters. A polished writer, she put herself through law school by writing speeches for Lieutenant General Andrew P. Chambers (USA Ret.) and won the National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition. She has lived in Egypt, India, the Philippines, and Spain. She is a volunteer Chaplain at a hospital in northern Virginia, active with her church, and serves as a Fairfax County Assistant Chief Election Officer.