Candace R. DesBaillets

San Francisco Office
415-981-3233, ext 1207
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Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

If I Wasn't A Lawyer: I would work with animals somehow

In My Spare Time, I Enjoy: Spoiling my rescue dog, cooking and baking, and reading sci-fi/fantasy novels

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Candace DesBaillets defends employers in individual and multi-plaintiff litigation matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contracts, employment-related torts, and wage and hour claims. She advises on wage and hour compliance, employee termination risk assessment, family and medical leave, and disability accommodation.

Prior to joining CDF, DesBaillets served as a judicial extern to Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin of the US Department of Labor.  While in law school, DesBaillets served as Managing Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice and worked as a researcher for the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice.  DesBaillets regularly pulls from her background in critical gender studies in her advice and counsel for employers to help them mitigate risk in the ever evolving California legal climate.

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University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2016

  • Managing Editor, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
  • Vice President, Animal Law Society
  • Law Students for Reproductive Justice

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Philosophy, 2007

  • Highest Honors


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