Kyra graduated from Berkeley Law eager to address the myriad of ways in which corporations abuse vulnerable consumers. At the beginning of Kyra’s Public Interest Fellowship with Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Kyra extended her fellowship at Public Justice, a plaintiffs’ public interest appellate law firm. While working with Public Justice, Kyra participated in appellate litigation challenging abusive arbitration practices and advancing environmental justice. Kyra also investigated and wrote a 200 page report detailing how internet payday lenders attempt to avoid state usury laws by claiming that they are Native American tribal businesses.
During her time at Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Kyra investigated prospective cases, drafted important court filings, developed case strategies, and participated in depositions. Kyra worked closely with all of the firm’s partners on products liability, civil rights, personal injury, TCPA, consumer, and qui tam cases. The opportunity to be in the trenches with the firm’s litigators—and to receive their feedback and mentorship—was invaluable to Kyra’s development as a plaintiffs’ attorney. She looks forward to applying the lessons learned at Tycko & Zavareei LLP to other plaintiffs’ firms as she continues to fight against corporate misconduct.