Carolina A. Schwalbach

Attorney, Los Angeles
cschwalbach@cdflaborlaw.com
(213) 612-6300
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Born & Raised in Argentina

Played Field Hockey

Favorite Team: UCLA Basketball

What Do You Love About CA? The geographical diversity

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About Carolina

Carolina Schwalbach practices employment litigation, defending employers against a wide scope of claims before California state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She also advises clients on compliance with California and federal wage and hour laws, always keeping overarching business goals in mind and engaging a practical approach.

Schwalbach regularly defends employers in actions filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), achieving favorable settlements and on many occasions, securing full dismissals.

As part of her practice Schwalbach also conducts internal investigations on a broad range of issues, including claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination, and provides training to workforces regarding sexual harassment prevention, accommodation of disabilities in the workplace, and other employment matters. 

Carolina is a native Spanish speaker and regularly utilizes this skill in advising and defending clients on employment law matters. 

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Education

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law,  J.D. 2011

  • Review of Law and Social Justice, Staff Editor, 2009-2010
  • Latino Law Students Associations, Co-Chair, 2009-2010; Alumni Relations Chair, 2010-2011
  • Public Interest Law Foundation, Events Chair 2009-2010
  • Recipient, Los Angeles County Bar Pro Bono Award, 2010
  • Recipient, Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 2009-2010

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science & Latin American Studies, 2008
cum laude; college honors

Presentations

"DFEH Guidelines: Latest Regulations & Guidance for Employers," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, September 2017

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

California State Bar, Member, 2011 - present

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011 - present

  • Barristers Section
  • Labor and Employment Section

USC Latino Law Alumni Association 2011 - present

Professionals In Human Resources Association

Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, 2016

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