Overview

Carolyn represents management in a wide range of matters including wage and hour disputes, class action litigation, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, and appellate matters.  Carolyn also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in contract disputes and trade secrets litigation.  She has also defended corporate clients in litigation involving business torts, unfair business practices, and consumer class action claims.  In addition to her litigation practice, Carolyn provides counseling and advice to employers regarding restrictive covenants and protection of trade secrets.

Carolyn handles litigation in both federal and state courts.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Professional & Civic Associations

  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 
    • Board of Governors (2007-2008)
  • Philippine American Bar Association 
    • Board of Governors (1998-2012)
  • Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County, Founding Member and Treasurer

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Courts Split on Proof Requirements for Unauthorized Access in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Cases,” Oxford Journals: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, March 2010
  • “Economy Leads Companies to Sue Ex-Workers,” Daily Journal, October 2009
  • “Establishing CFAA Violations By Former Employees,” Law360, October 2009
  • “Adequately Identifying Trade Secrets in California Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation,” Oxford Journals: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, October 2009
  • “Brekka Case Shows Need for Comprehensive Strategy to Shield Data from Insider Misuse,” BNA's Electronic Commerce & Law Report, 2009
  • “Attorneys Advise Employers to Revisit Data Misuse Policies After Brekka Ruling,” BNA's Daily Labor Report, 2009
  • “Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California” (Contributing Editor), Employment Law and Contract Issues, 2005
  • “Cy Pres Remedies in Consumer Class Actions: Providing Complete Monetary Relief to Absent Class Members, San Francisco Attorney,” The Bar Association of San Francisco Magazine, February/March 1997
  • "It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see."
  • Henry David Thoreau

Clerkships

  • Honorable Thomas Tang, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

Temple University School of Law

  • J.D.,1994

University of Arizona

  • B.A., 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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