TAHIR L. BOYKINS
Associate
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TAHIR L. BOYKINS Associate
Tahir Boykins is a litigation associate focusing on commercial and complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including environmental, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes.  Tahir has significant experience in efficiently managing all phases of litigation including conducting ediscovery, drafting legal briefs, and taking and defending depositions.

Tahir is a valued team player, a dedicated professional who thrives in the face of a challenge, in and out of a courtroom.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Tahir was a student prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office–Eastern District of New York.
 

Professional Activities

Pipeline to Practice Foundation, board of directors
 

Community Activities

iMentor, October 2012-Present
Mentor minority high school students to support high school graduation and college readiness.

NYC Bar Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, November 2015-Present
Work with the committee to provide professional experience, development and educational programs for inner-city students interested in pursuing legal careers.
 
Member of the litigation team representing a generic pharmaceutical company in antitrust litigation concerning generic drug pricing.

Member of the litigation team representing international construction company investors in a multimillion-dollar tax arbitration.

Member of the litigation team representing the San Diego Unified Port District in litigation filed in the Southern District of California that seeks costs, injunctive relief and damages for navigational impacts and injuries to the natural resources of the San Diego Bay arising from bay-wide PCB contamination.
 

Pro Bono

Tahir has worked on several pro bono cases conducting depositions, attending jury selection, participating in court conferences and settlement conferences.
 
Federal Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

New York State Bar Association

Metropolitan Black Bar Association
 

About

Tahir Boykins is a litigation associate focusing on commercial and complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including environmental, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes.  Tahir has significant experience in efficiently managing all phases of litigation including conducting ediscovery, drafting legal briefs, and taking and defending depositions.

Tahir is a valued team player, a dedicated professional who thrives in the face of a challenge, in and out of a courtroom.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Tahir was a student prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office–Eastern District of New York.
 

Professional Activities

Pipeline to Practice Foundation, board of directors
 

Community Activities

iMentor, October 2012-Present
Mentor minority high school students to support high school graduation and college readiness.

NYC Bar Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, November 2015-Present
Work with the committee to provide professional experience, development and educational programs for inner-city students interested in pursuing legal careers.
 

Experience

Member of the litigation team representing a generic pharmaceutical company in antitrust litigation concerning generic drug pricing.

Member of the litigation team representing international construction company investors in a multimillion-dollar tax arbitration.

Member of the litigation team representing the San Diego Unified Port District in litigation filed in the Southern District of California that seeks costs, injunctive relief and damages for navigational impacts and injuries to the natural resources of the San Diego Bay arising from bay-wide PCB contamination.
 

Pro Bono

Tahir has worked on several pro bono cases conducting depositions, attending jury selection, participating in court conferences and settlement conferences.
 

Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

New York State Bar Association

Metropolitan Black Bar Association
 
Speaking Engagements