- Southwestern University (B.A)
- University of Illinois (M.A.)
- U.C. Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
- (415) 851-8900 office
Cari is a dedicated and skilled litigator whose practice focuses on wage-and-hour, PAGA, wrongful termination, breach of contract (including trade secrets and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements), whistleblower, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims. She represents employers and high-level executives in disputes before federal and state courts, state and federal administrative agencies, the California Labor Commissioner, and in private arbitrations and mediations across California.
Cari’s experience in employment litigation dates back to her master’s degree research, which focused on the measurement and impact of sexual and racial harassment and discrimination and on the use of social science research in decision-making in civil litigation (e.g., class certification and calculations of damages). Cari brings this background to her work in certifying – or opposing certification – of classes and in her close collaboration with expert witnesses and consultants which is so critical in high-stakes employment litigation matters.
Cari attended law school at Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), where she was a member of the California Law Review. Following law school, Cari became an associate at a multi-national, San Francisco-based litigation firm, focusing her practice from day one on employment law. She next practiced with, and became an equity partner with, one of San Francisco’s preeminent litigation boutiques. Having gained experience co-managing a partnership, Cari launched her own law firm in 2015. That experience gave Cari a deep and personal insight into the challenges that her employer clients face every day in California.
Cari is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as all of the federal district courts in California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Cari has been named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list multiple times. She is committed to community engagement and TO teaching and supporting law students and junior attorneys in their career development; among other things, she has been an adjunct professor in Golden Gate University School of Law’s LLM program, and she routinely volunteers as a judge for Boalt Hall’s moot court and appellate advocacy programs.