• Vice President of Client Strategy & Development
  • niki.mendoza@choosegcg.com
  • 206-876-5252
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Niki Mendoza

Niki Mendoza is recognized expert in class action law who brings more than 20 years’ litigation experience to GCG’s development team. In keeping with GCG’s commitment to provide valuable insight at each stage of the administration process, Ms. Mendoza consults with clients to tailor program design and administration strategies that achieve their project goals in efficient and cost-effective ways.

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Niki Mendoza is recognized expert in class action law who brings more than 20 years’ litigation experience to GCG’s development team. In keeping with GCG’s commitment to provide valuable insight at each stage of the administration process, Ms. Mendoza consults with clients to tailor program design and administration strategies that achieve their project goals in efficient and cost-effective ways.

Prior to joining GCG, Ms. Mendoza was senior counsel for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann (BLB&G), where for nearly 15 years she litigated some of the firm’s most notable class action, securities fraud and complex commercial cases. As counsel in several high-profile and ground-breaking matters, she helped secure more than one billion dollars in recoveries, and worked closely with GCG’s team in the administration of many of those settlements. Her distinguished career includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation in both Hawaii and California, and serving as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

Ms. Mendoza draws on her unique perspective and class action expertise to identify development opportunities and design and execute comprehensive proposal strategies. In doing so, she cultivates strong and cooperative relationships with GCG’s clients and partners, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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Admitted To

  • California State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Hawaii State Bar

Education

  • University of Oregon, B.A.
  • University of Oregon, J.D., Order of the Coif; managing editor. Oregon Law Review
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Speaker – Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute 2007, Practicing Law Institute (San Francisco, October 2007)
  • Alan Schulman and Niki Mendoza (O’Neel), Dura Pharms., Inc. v. Broudo – The Least of All Evils, 1505 PLI/Corp. 272 (Sept. 2005)
  • Alan Schulman and Niki Mendoza (O’Neel), Dura-Bull: Myths of Loss Causation, 1557 PLI/Corp. 339 (Sept. 2006)
  • Niki Mendoza (O’Neel), BLB&G Keynote Speaker Eliot Spitzer: Taking the Lead in Investor Protection, The Institutional Investor Advocate, Vol. 4, Fourth Quarter 2002
  • Niki Mendoza (O’Neel), Note, Rooney v. Kulongoski, Limiting the Principle of Separation of Powers? 75 Or. L. Rev. 561 (1996)