Tiffany Heavlin Riffer

Associate

Overview

Tiffany Riffer advocates for company interests in high-stakes product liability and commercial litigation matters. She brandishes the power of the pen – along with razor-sharp research skills – to lance opposing arguments and advance motions that ultimately serve the client’s needs.

Tiffany’s litigation experience is extensive and includes:

  • Responding to written discovery demands.
  • Conducting fact investigation and witness interviews.
  • Engaging in document collection, review and production.
  • Taking expert and fact deposition testimony.
  • Preparing corporate and expert witnesses for deposition.
  • Drafting affirmative and defensive motions regarding discovery disputes and expert witnesses.
  • Enforcing third-party subpoenas.

Powerhouse Advocacy

Tiffany previously worked as an associate for one of the nation’s leading litigation firms, based in Washington, D.C. She practiced complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in product liability litigation defense. Her practice also involved complex construction and engineering litigation involving breach of contract and business tort claims.

Prior to that, Tiffany worked for a trial law firm that specializes in insurance recovery, intellectual property litigation, white collar defense, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She focused on the latter and gained substantial experience with matters related to state and federal false claims, intellectual property and general negligence. 

Tiffany launched her career in law as an attorney for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. During her time with the agency, Tiffany investigated government whistleblower disclosures alleging fraud, waste and abuse.

Having been on the other side of the table, Tiffany understands the pressures clients face shouldering investigations, enforcement actions and litigation related to their innovations. Her aim is to help businesses lighten the load.

During law school, Tiffany was a judicial intern to the Honorable Harold L. Cushenberry Jr. of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. She also gained experience in both state and federal prosecution and as a student lawyer defending indigent clients charged with misdemeanors before the D.C. Superior Court.

Personal Interests

Tiffany is an avid traveler who makes it a goal to visit at least one new country per year. In her free time, she can also be found spoiling her two dogs, eating at new restaurants or working out at Orange Theory Fitness.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

California
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2012)

University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. in Law and Society, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice (2006)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tiffany served as legal counsel for a minor and their parent who sought Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Tiffany helped her clients navigate the disability claims and appeals process, and she provided first-chair representation at a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Professional Associations

  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
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