In The News
CLM Magazine Weekly – June 2021
Rarely do claims professionals play a role in limiting liability, often because a loss has already occurred by the time they receive a new matter. That is one of the biggest differentiators in specializing in cyber-related claims, according to our next most-memorable claim interviewee, Christine Flammer.
Hotels Magazine – May 18, 2021
In the hotel business, creating a welcoming, home away from home is key to customer loyalty. Naturally, making sure guests are safe is a bedrock of the hospitality industry. As both leisure and business travel ramps back up around the world, hotels are fixated on ensuring travelers are as safe as possible, specifically from the COVID-19 pandemic. But is this message of safety keeping hotels safe from litigation and nuclear verdicts? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Attorney at Law Magazine – April 29
Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today it has added two new partners – Sheryl Rosenberg and Margaret Holm – from global insurance defense firm Clyde & Co LLP, strengthening its business litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice practices.
Advisen – March 22, 2021
Here is a question for insurers: You are in the business of managing risk, but what have you and your defense counsel done differently in the last decade to manage or stop nuclear verdicts?
The risk is real. Jury verdicts of $10 million or more have exploded over the last 10 to 15 years. The number of $100 million jury verdicts, and even billion-dollar verdicts, are also on the rise. But for the most part, insurers and their defense counsels have yet to do anything meaningful to lower the risk of such verdicts.
This has to stop. And insurance companies can stop nuclear verdicts, today.
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Nationwide civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the promotion of two women to equity partner: Kristi Blackwell and Lynn Allen. With three men and five women equity partners, the firm is now nearly two-thirds women-owned.
Law360 – February 8, 2021
Civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP, which reached gender parity among equity partners back in June, has promoted two more women to equity partner, making the firm more than 60% female-owned.
Law360 – January 27, 2021
Civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has announced that former Harrington Foxx Dubrow & Canter LLP partner Kevin Gray has joined its San Francisco office as a partner, with plans to oversee personal injury and premises liability defense work.
Law360 – January 20, 2021
A New York law firm on Wednesday escaped a beauty salon owner’s New Jersey Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claim over an alleged plot to extort money from her over purportedly unauthorized DirecTV services, with a New Jersey federal judge saying the woman didn’t pay anything to the firm.
The Signal Auditing defendants are represented by Robert Modica and Tina C. Ma of Tyson & Mendes LLP.
Transport Topics – January 19, 2021
“Sympathy still works, but for the last 10 to 15 years, the focus has been on getting the jury angered,” said Robert Tyson, founding partner of the law firm of Tyson and Mendes, headquartered in San Diego. “Anger is the No. 1 factor for any runaway jury verdict.”
Millionacres – January 19, 2021
Rob Olson is senior counsel in San Diego with Tyson & Mendes, a litigation firm that specializes in insurance defense. He said:
“The first question in evaluating a lawsuit over COVID exposure: Where did the plaintiff allege they were exposed? If it was at work, in a tenant’s office space, then it is outside the property owners’ control. But if the plaintiff alleges that they were exposed in a common area, then the property owner may not easily get out of the lawsuit.”
KNBR Studios – November 18, 2020
If it sounds tricky, well, “It’s like a law-school exam question,” said Jim Sell, a San Francisco managing partner for nationwide insurance/civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes, and, full disclosure, a Giants fan. “Or a bar-exam question — there are a lot of issues here.”
Law360.com – October 19, 2020
At most U.S. law firms, equity partners are still overwhelmingly male, but women at some firms are starting to shake up that reality and smash the glass ceiling that has prevented them from advancing to the uppermost ranks. Tyson & Mendes is the number one ceiling smasher among law firms with 101-250 attorneys with the highest representation of women in their equity partnerships.
Law360.com – October 18, 2020
Law firms have long struggled to clear the barriers that women face in the industry, particularly when it comes to accessing the top ranks. Tyson & Mendes ranks number 2 among law firms with 101-250 attorneys with the highest percentage of female attorneys and female equity partners.
ABA Journal – October 1, 2020
Cayce Lynch, the San Diego-based administrative partner for civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes, says the company culture there was defined organically the moment the two founders decided to start their own firm. But the firm now includes more than 300 employees, and they’ve had to add various structural elements to support its growth and inclusiveness.