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.
Areas of Practice
Wage and Hour Issues
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
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
"Class Actions: Exotic Dance Club Makes One Sidestep Too Many," California Employment Law Letter, September 2017
"California: Be Proactive In Ensuring Arbitration Agreements Are Fully Enforceable," California Employment Law Letter, August 2016
"Attorneys' Fees: Double Standard? Prevailing or Not, Employers May Be Left Empty-Handed," California Employment Law Letter, July 2015
"DFEH Guidelines: Latest Regulations & Guidance for Employers," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, September 2017
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
Listed, Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars, 2018 - 2019