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Littler Mendelson Adds Four Attorneys to Seattle Office


Littler Mendelson

The law firm of Littler Mendelson has added four attorneys to its Seattle office; joining as shareholders are Tahl Tyson and Pam Salgado, and as associates, Deidra Nguyen and Breanne Sheetz.

James G. Zissler, office managing shareholder of the firm’s Seattle office was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Tahl and Pam are well-regarded in the business and legal communities, and will be instrumental as we continue to strengthen our presence not only in the Pacific Northwest, but globally. In addition to Tahl and Pam, we are excited about the addition of our two new associates.  The collective knowledge and experience that this group of four brings will serve our clients well as we continue to reinforce our reputation for providing top quality labor and employment representation.”

Tahl Tyson has two decades of experience, with a seasoned background in handling domestic and international employment law matters, at top law firms and corporations. Before joining Littler, Tyson served as the Global Director of Employee Relations for Expedia. In this role, Tyson provided practical, strategic and tactical advice to global HR and cross-functional teams on a variety of issues, including performance management, conflict resolution, employment contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions and executive mobility. She practiced as a partner at a national business and litigation law firm in Seattle, where she focused on defending employers in sex, age, race and disability discrimination, wrongful discharge and wage and hour litigation in state and federal courts, among other areas.

Pam Salgado also possesses over twenty years of experience. Her areas of expertise include counseling employers and high-level executives on all areas of employment law, as well as defending employers regularly in employment-related litigation and governmental proceedings, including claims for discrimination, failure to accommodate, and wage and hour violations.  She also has significant experience defending and prosecuting trade secret and unfair competition claims. Salgado is frequent speaker on HR and employment issues.


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Deidra Nguyen counsels and trains employers on a broad variety of employment law issues, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour, and workers’ compensation. Her experience extends to her representation of clients in matters being investigated by the United States Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, as well as other state and federal employment agencies.

Breanne Sheetz advises and represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters dealing with federal and state law, including wage and hour class and collective actions, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among others. She co-authored a book on the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as a book chapter on Washington wage and hour laws.

Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm that is solely devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. Established in 1942, the firm has over 825 attorneys and fifty plus offices. The firm is the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, giving it significant resources with which to address the needs of multi-national clients.

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