NEW YORK (MAY 30, 2017) – Garden City Group, LLC℠ (GCG®), a leading provider of legal administration solutions, today announced that class action attorney Niki Mendoza has joined its team as vice president, client strategy and development. Mendoza, a recognized expert in class action law, brings more than 20 years’ litigation experience to GCG’s development team.
Prior to joining GCG, Mendoza was senior counsel for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann (BLB&G), a longtime GCG client, 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. Mendoza’s distinguished career includes serving as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon; representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation in both Hawaii and California; and overseeing the direction and content of the Oregon Law Review as managing editor.
“I am honored to have litigated with, and against, some of the greatest and most creative legal minds of our time,” commented Mendoza. “To take that insight and knowledge to GCG, whose commitment to quality and unparalleled track record I have personally experienced, it just doesn’t get any better than that.”
As vice president, client strategy and development, Mendoza will have both internal and client-facing responsibilities. Drawing on her unique perspective and class action expertise, she will identify development opportunities and design and execute a comprehensive proposal strategy to further reinforce GCG’s strong market position. In keeping with GCG’s commitment to provide valuable insight at each stage of the administration process, Mendoza will consult with clients to tailor program design and administration strategies that achieve their project goals in efficient and cost-effective ways. Additionally, she will continue to cultivate strong and cooperative relationships with GCG’s clients and partners, both in the U.S. and internationally.
“We have witnessed firsthand Niki’s achievements over the years and couldn’t be happier to welcome her to GCG,” said Kenneth Cutshaw, president and chief executive officer. “She is an accomplished and respected class action attorney whose guidance will help broaden our development efforts and strengthen our client relationships. She will undoubtedly add significant value to our team.”
Mendoza earned her B.A. and J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Oregon. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her husband and their two children.
About Garden City Group, LLC (GCG®)
For more than three decades, GCG (www.gardencitygroup.com) has been the premier provider for class action settlement administrations, restructuring and bankruptcy matters, mass tort settlement programs, regulatory settlements, and data breach response programs. GCG is the partner of choice for leading law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies, handling a wide range of matters, including notably the General Motors Ignition Switch Defect Litigation, the $2.3 billion Bank of America Securities Litigation, the $1.425 billion Stryker Hip Settlement, the $500 million Countrywide MBS Settlement, and the AT&T Third Party Billing Settlement. GCG is a subsidiary of Crawford & Company.
Based in Atlanta, Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B) is the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution™ offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. More information is available at www.crawfordandcompany.com.