Tahl Tyson is an experienced international employment lawyer, admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and in the United States.
Tahl provides pragmatic advice to multinational clients based on her practical experience with a wide variety of international and cross-border matters. Examples include:
In addition to private practice, Tahl has in-house experience as head of global employment law and a member of the HR leadership team for a global publicly traded company, where she advised on workplace issues for all Group companies spanning 40 countries. While resident in the company’s Paris office, she provided site leadership for the French company and had responsibility for all aspects of human resources and employment issues, including works council consultation and negotiations.
Tahl majored in Chinese studies at Yale and was among the earliest Westerners to study in post-Mao China. She worked on China energy research as the recipient of a Congressionally-funded 3-year graduate degree fellowship at the East-West Center in Hawaii. In addition to the UK and China, Tahl has also lived and worked in Hong Kong, Japan, and France.
Tahl’s past litigation practice which informs her practical advice to clients, has included noncompetition and trade secrets disputes, high-stakes individual and large class action employment lawsuits, jury and bench trials, as well as, appellate argument to higher courts. She has been an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), represented unionized employers in grievance arbitration, and represented parties in mediation.
Additionally, Tahl's trial experience includes serving pro-bono as co-counsel with the Office of Public Defense of King County, Washington in felony criminal cases; co-counsel with Washington Protection and Advocacy Services in a class action case brought on behalf of patients at Western State Hospital seeking constitutional standards of care; and co-counsel with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on multiple deportation cases.
Tahl is a frequent speaker on global workplace topics.