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:

  • UK employment law advice
  • Multijurisdictional legal compliance for APAC and EMEA
  • UK policies and handbooks, and employment contracts
  • New market expansions
  • Employment law aspects of restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, out-sourcing and in-sourcing, and redundancies (including situations implicating Acquired Rights Directive and TUPE)
  • Contingent worker programs and local compliance
  • Cross-border mobility 
  • UK and international restrictive covenants issues

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Employment Lawyer’s Association (ELA), United Kingdom


European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)


International Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law and International Law Sections

American Bar Association


International Practice and Labor and Employment Law Sections

Washington State Bar Association

Former Board Member

Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association

Former Board Member

The Seattle Children’s Museum


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating


Named, Best Lawyers

Women in the Law, Washington Labor and Employment


Named, Top Rated Lawyer® - International Law

The American Lawyer & Martindale-Hubbell™


Named, Best Lawyers in Labor Law

Seattle Business


Recipient, Pro Bono Public Service Commendation

Washington State Bar Association


Named, Recognised Practitioner

Chambers USA



  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1991
  • M.A./M.B.A., University of Hawaii, 1987
  • B.A., Yale University, 1982

Bar Admission

United Kingdom (England and Wales)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit