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Taofikat brings her extensive critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills to Greene Espel. Prior to joining Greene Espel, Taofikat clerked for Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Karen K. Specie of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida. Taofikat also practiced in a national law firm in Chicago, Illinois, where she obtained favorable results for her clients in state and federal courts including in bankruptcy and products liability matters.

Taofikat holds an MBA from Stetson University and graduated from Stetson University College of Law with distinction. She received the Dean's award for her graduating class in recognition of her extraordinary service to the law school and was recognized as an outstanding student. During law school, Taofikat participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition and served as a student coach to participants in the 2018 competition held in Vienna. Taofikat also served as a research and teaching assistant. 


  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, cum laude
  • M.B.A., Stetson University
  • B.S., Illinois State University, Business Administration


  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable Elizabeth Cowan Wright
  • Associate, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • Yoruba

Taofikat's Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

    Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.

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  • Antitrust and Competition

    Greene Espel can help you navigate antitrust and competition investigations, government enforcement actions, white collar criminal investigations and litigation, trial and appellate litigation, and compliance counseling.

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  • Class Actions

    Clients regularly turn to Greene Espel when faced with high-stakes, class-action litigation. Greene Espel attorneys have defended dozens of putative class actions in federal and state courts all across the country.

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  • Employment Litigation

    Businesses, public institutions, and individuals seek out Greene Espel for representation in a wide range of employment-litigation matters. 

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  • Insurance and Reinsurance

    Our attorneys routinely handle a myriad of insurance and reinsurance analyses and disputes, including fraud investigation, coverage and measurement evaluation, and insurance arbitrations and litigation.

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  • Products Liability

    Defending products liability claims has been a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice since our founding in 1993. Manufacturers and other businesses turn to us when they face product defect allegations brought by individuals, by large groups of plaintiffs, or as putative class actions.

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  • Securities Litigation

    Institutional investors and public companies alike have turned to Greene Espel in high-stakes securities litigation: fraud cases, multi-million-dollar battles over the terms of securities, class actions, shareholder disputes, RMBS, and more. 

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September 21, 2023
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