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Tamara Schlinger, Tobacco Staff Attorney

A few months ago, Tamara Schlinger became the newest counsel to join the NAAG Tobacco Project. Her public health background and general knowledge of the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) made her the optimal candidate for this position.

“Through my previous employment, I was exposed to the MSA and I thought this would be a great opportunity to gain significant experience working with this landmark agreement,” said Tamara.

In this role, she develops materials for and monitors the Tobacco Project’s wiki portal, conducts legal and factual research, draft memos outlining issues or projects, communicates with state contacts regarding tobacco-related matters, and provides legal support and assistance on MSA matters.

Prior to joining NAAG, Tamara worked as the general counsel and special assistant for public policy at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York City. During her time there, she conducted research on various substance abuse and tobacco-related issues, and provided legal advice to the organization. Before that, she practiced law with a large New York City firm.

This North Dakota native received her bachelor’s degree from University of North Dakota. She then relocated to New York to complete her master’s in public administration and J.D. at Syracuse University. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and reading (current events, fiction, and non-fiction). She currently resides in Burke, Va. with her husband.

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