CDF Sacramento Office Managing Partner Receives Prestigious Accolades for Notable Labor Law Practice
Aug 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 24, 2020 – Award-winning California labor and employment defense firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates its Sacramento Office Managing Partner Mark S. Spring for recently receiving three distinct honors in recognition of his labor practice in Northern California for the second year in a row.  Spring was named one of the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® (for Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment in Sacramento, CA), selected to the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers® list, listed as a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine, named a Best of the Bar honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal, and achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating.  In addition, Spring was named one of the 2020 Top 25 Lawyers in Sacramento by Super Lawyers and the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in Sacramento.

Born in the Bronx and raised in New York, Spring settled in Sacramento in 1991 after spending eight years in Washington DC.  He was the founding partner of CDF’s Sacramento office – which opened its doors in 1997.  He has close to 30 years of experience handling labor and employment law matters throughout Northern California and is the Chair of CDF’s Traditional Labor Law Practice, where he focuses on management representation in union-management relations and employment-related litigation. 

“Labor and employment law is always changing in California.  As employers in California grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the labor and employment law issues surrounding this pandemic will be the biggest challenge for employers in this state in the coming years.” said Mark Spring.  “There is no greater professional honor than to be recognized by my peers, particularly at such a challenging time for employment lawyers.  I am truly honored.”

Spring’s reputation is built upon an impressive record of successfully battling and negotiating against a variety of unions, including Teamsters, UFCW, IBEW, Laborers, SEIU and Stationary Engineers.  He has represented Fortune 100 and Fortune 50 companies in the trucking/warehousing, transportation, entertainment, and broadband communications and defense contracting industries.  He also has worked with tribal nations based in California and Alaska on their union issues.  Spring’s practice also includes the representation of public figures, elected officials, executives, and athletes in sexual harassment lawsuits and other high-profile employment-related matters.

Spring has been an active member of the American Employment Law Council (AELC) since 2008.  AELC is an international invitation-only group of some of the top senior management-side employment attorneys across the world.  Spring also serves as the Northern California representative for the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI), a national group of rigidly selected employer-side wage and hour litigators from across the country. 

Spring is a steadfast advocate for diversity in the legal profession.  He has been an active member of Sacramento County Bar Association’s Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee since 2003 and has welcomed diverse law students each summer to his office to give them an opportunity of an internship.  He also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento No Glass Ceiling Task Force.  CDF was recently recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Female and Minority Attorneys” in Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report for firms with 20-149 attorneys, which could not have been achieved without all of his contributions over the years.

Spring also loves to teach, and is highly committed to serving a variety of local non-profit organizations.  Spring serves as an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Sacramento, where he teaches an undergraduate course in recreation law each semester.  Spring also has served for many years as an assistant boys’ varsity basketball coach at Folsom High School and an assistant girls’ lacrosse coach at Oak Ridge High School.  He also provides pro bono services to Shalom School, Temple Or Rishon, UC Davis Hillel, the Sacramento Jewish Federation and The ABA Military Pro Bono Project, an organization providing legal support to underserved active duty military personnel.  

Spring received his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School, with honors, and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude and played on the mens’ lacrosse team.

Mark Spring can be contacted via email at

About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

For over 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 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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