CDF Los Angeles Partner Named Among “Top Health Care Lawyers”
Apr 23, 2020

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Los Angeles Partner Named Among “Top Health Care Lawyers”
Dawn Irizarry named one of California’s best in the field by Daily Journal

LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2020 – California labor, employment and immigration defense law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates Los Angeles Partner Dawn Irizarry for being named a “Top Health Care Lawyer” in California for 2020 by the Daily Journal.  The list features the top lawyers practicing health care law in California.

Irizarry is the Chair of CDF’s Employment Law, Healthcare Practice Group.  She has defended employers for over 18 years, with a particular emphasis in defending healthcare organizations, including hospitals, medical technology companies, physician specialty groups, and urgent care centers. 

Dawn proactively engages with her healthcare clients on compliance strategies to avoid litigation in the first place.  She provides general employment advice and counseling on many human resource-related issues to her healthcare clients when they are faced with California’s complex and ever changing employment laws.  With the fluctuating state of heath care in America today, Dawn remains current on California employment matters to ensure a successful and favorable outcome for her clients.  In addition, she regularly speaks at symposiums specific to the healthcare industry on this issue, as well as navigating religious accommodations in a healthcare setting and ensuring employee safety in an environment where patients are sometimes under the influence of mind-altering pain medication. 

“I’m honored to be recognized by such a prominent publication such as the Daily Journal and to be included in a list of many other distinguished attorneys providing legal services to the healthcare industry,” said Irizarry. “The healthcare industry has been thrust to the frontlines, combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses in this industry, now more than ever, must ensure they remain viable.  From advising hospitals and medical groups on how to stay in compliance with California’s complex employment laws to defending employment litigation on alleged claims of age and disability discrimination claims to failure to accommodate, I am committed to providing my clients with personalized attention to minimize the stress of litigation and decision-making on employment law matters.

“As the health care industry grapples with providing serves to our communities throughout California during the COVID-19 pandemic, it highlights the very necessity for this industry to remain strong,” said Firm Managing Partner Marie DiSante.  “We couldn’t be more proud of partner, Dawn Irizarry, for her work in protecting hospitals and medical centers in employment matters.”

About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

For 25 years, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment and immigration law firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance.  The firm has five offices throughout California – in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.  For more information, visit: and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers.  For access to timely alerts on the latest California labor and employment law developments, sign-up for the firm’s blog by visiting:


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