Tiana brings a solution-oriented approach to her clients’ complex commercial litigation. An experienced litigator, she handles cases from pre-settlement negotiations and early motions practice through discovery, mediation, and if necessary, trial and appeal. She understands her clients' needs and formulates tailored strategies that achieve both legal success and business objectives.
Tiana’s practice focuses on breach of contract, business torts, including complex fraud and civil RICO, and professional liability. She also litigates cases involving technology and software contract issues, healthcare information technology, and patent disputes.
While Tiana’s litigation experience is primarily national, she has extensive practice in trial and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts of Georgia. Furthermore, she has experience handling international aspects of commercial litigation. Tiana has coordinated counsel for multiple pending proceedings and dealt with matters related to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and international abstention.
Technology & Software
Obtained $11.1 million jury verdict at trial for breach of software contract case in the Northern District of Georgia.
Represented Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (now Greenway Health) as national litigation counsel in various commercial disputes and provided counsel on employment matters. As lead counsel, obtained a favorable summary judgment for Greenway on a counterclaim for breach of contract in PSS World Medical, Inc. v. Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., Civ. Action No. 3:09-CV-01019-TJC-JRK (S.D. Fla.).
Represented local wholesalers of copier toner and printer cartridges in a case against the Hong Kong subsidiary of a multinational Chinese conglomerate. As co-lead counsel, secured a favorable verdict in the case of Innotex Precision Limited v. Horei Image Products, Inc. and ITM, Inc., Civ. Action No. 1:09-CV-0547-TWT (N.D. Ga.).
Represented a national processor and distributor of scrap metal in a dispute arising from a sale to a Chinese buyer in J&D Int’l Trading v. Omnisource corporation, Civ. Action No. 1:13-CV-2526-RWS (N.D. Ga.).
Served as local counsel in multiple patent litigation proceedings for clients spanning diverse industries before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Successfully defended a $500 million RICO case against multiple defendants worldwide. Tiana led a team of Bondurant lawyers in persuading the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to stay the case based on international abstention, citing related litigation in foreign courts. Subsequently, the team secured the dismissal of all plaintiff's claims in both the district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Successfully defended a private corporation and its outside counsel in a series of malicious prosecution cases alleging RICO claims, conspiracy, and violations of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights. Alongside a team of Bondurant lawyers, she obtained dismissals for two federal court cases and one case in Fulton County State Court. She also successfully defended these dismissals in both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Represented a Singapore resident in a suit brought against them by a Saudi Arabian Sheik relating to a private investment fund in Amana I SA v. Cairnwood Group, LLC, Civ. Action No. 06-CV-114931 (Sup. Ct. Fulton County).
Represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of class action litigation, including cases involving race discrimination, shareholder securities class actions related to concealing information and manipulating stock prices, shareholder securities class actions related to concealment of payments in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and consumer claims brought in class arbitration before the American Arbitration Association.
Successfully represented numerous high-net worth individuals in the resolution of fraud, Georgia RICO and malpractice claims against their accountants and tax preparers resulting in over $100 million in settlements and awards.
Volunteered for a pro bono appointment before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Successfully briefed and argued an appeal arising out of a habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Gooden v. USA, Civ. Action No. 09-10499-CC (11th Cir.).
Atlanta Bar Association, Member
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Board of Directors (2009-2011); Membership Committee Co-Chair (2008)
Georgia State Bar; Member; previously served on BASICS Committee
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, Master
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2021 Fellow
National Asian Pacific Bar Association, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, President
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, previously served on Advisory Board
Vietnamese American Bar Association, Member
Honors and Awards
Georgia Super Lawyer, 2017 - 2023
Georgia Rising Star, 2014 - 2015
- July 24, 2023
- February 10, 2023
- October 27, 2021PR Newswire
- March 1, 2021Super Lawyers 2021
- February 23, 2021Super Lawyers
- September 21, 2020Law.com
- Eleventh Circuit Affirms Eight-Figure Jury Verdict Secured by Bondurant in Software Contract DisputeJuly 13, 2020
- April 22, 2020Law360
- February 16, 2019Super Lawyers
- August 2, 2018Fulton County Daily Report
- February 21, 2018
- February 21, 2017Super Lawyers
- January 1, 2017
- February 10, 2012Atlanta Business Chronicle
- February 2, 2012
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude
- Executive Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review
- Kerry Harike Joedecke Memorial Award for Excellence for Outstanding Moot Court
- Board Member, Jessup Moot Court Team
University of Georgia, B.A., 1998, magna cum laude
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Law Clerk, Judge Richard W. Story, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2003-2005
- State Bar of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia