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A member of Stroock’s Litigation Group, TaLona focuses her practice on a range of complex disputes, including reinsurance, anti-trust and real estate matters.

TaLona was recently shortlisted for Chambers’ Diversity & Inclusion “Future Leader – Minority Lawyer” award, a list exclusively for associates leading the way in their commitment to diversity and inclusion. An active Adelphi University alumna, TaLona was named to their “10 Under 10 Alumni” list in 2018.

TaLona is an accomplished pro bono counsel, volunteer and mentor, and she plays a leading role in Stroock’s inclusivity efforts as a board member of the firm’s Attorneys of Color Affinity Group and the 2017 class representative for Stroock’s Associates’ Committee. Her pro bono representations include the Goddard Housing/CAAAV Housing Clinic, Safe Horizon, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Name-Change Project and Her Justice.

Honors & Awards

  • Top 100 Black Lawyers in New York, The National Black Lawyers 
  • Cardozo Law E. Nathaniel Gates Scholarship
  • Cardozo Law Women’s Scholar and Jacob Burns Scholar
  • Cardozo Law Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Professional and Academic Contributions, 2017
  • NYU School of Law Immigration Law Moot Court Winner, 2017


  • New York City Bar Associations Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • New York City Bar Association Urban Development Committee
  • Cardozo Moot Court Honor Society


  • Author, "Here Are Concrete Actions White People Can Take to Fight Racial Injustice," Huffington Post, July 9, 2020
  • Co-Author, "The Implications of Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales, Inc. for the Reinsurance Industry," ARIAS-U.S. Quarterly, Third Quarter 2019
  • Author, "The Latest Updates From the NAIC Summer Meeting," Stroock Special Bulletin, August 19, 2019

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 2017

B.A., Adelphi University, 2013