Jennifer V. Gateb - Associate

Jennifer V. Gateb is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on insurance defense. Ms. Gateb has extensive civil litigation experience defending individuals, corporations, medical professionals, and insurance companies in personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, premises liability, and other general liability matters.

Ms. Gateb is a zealous advocate for her clients throughout all stages of litigation, consistently obtaining swift and favorable results through informal negotiation and mediation, as well as dismissals through dispositive motions. She has successfully drafted and argued various motions including motions for summary judgment/adjudication, motions to compel, and motions to reopen discovery. Ms. Gateb also has experience in corporate, estate planning, and employee benefits matters, having successfully defended corporations and small businesses in IRS audits and other government compliance programs.

Ms. Gateb earned her J.D. in 2013 from California Western School of Law in San Diego and studied international intellectual property abroad in Florence, Italy. Interning pro bono, she earned the Legal Aid Society of San Diego Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award as well as the State Bar of California Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services. In 2009, she obtained her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Gateb is admitted to practice in California, including the Southern California United States District Court, and is a member of the Los Angeles and San Diego Bar Associations.

In her free time, Ms. Gateb enjoys baking, fashion design, and traveling.

Recent Posts

Colorado Updates Unemployment Insurance Poster for 2019

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (“CDLE”) updated the mandatory Colorado Unemployment Insurance poster to reflect its increased focus on issues of employee misclassification. Under state and federal law, workers classified as “employees” have certain rights and benefits that do not extend to those classified as “independent contractors.” Employees who are improperly classified as independent contractors may…

Nevada Assembly Bill 469 Restrains Emergency Room Billing for Insured Patients

On May 15, 2019, Nevada passed Assembly Bill 469 (“AB469”), a bill sponsored by the Nevada Assembly Health and Human Services Committee this year.

The Road to Autonomy

Autonomous vehicles (“AV”), or vehicles that drive themselves absent human control, are no longer a dream, they are becoming a reality. In October, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) adopted the following six levels to classify vehicle automation, which originated from the Society of Automotive Engineers (“SAE”)[1]:

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