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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Headquarters

18300 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92612
United States
(949) 622.1661

Firm Details

Ask business owners about their toughest challenges and at the top of the list is managing employees.

The attorneys of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP counsel employers on that sole challenge — maintaining productive and rewarding workplaces that keep companies competitive. 

Our niche is California labor and employment law, in its entirety, and we’re one of the few boutique firms with a California-wide presence. We represent, advise and counsel national and regional employers with California employees and workforces, as well as California-based startups, midsize ventures, and privately and publicly held companies and Fortune 500 corporations.

Big Law, Big Case Background in a Boutique
CDF was founded in 1994 in Orange County by several labor and employment attorneys practicing at leading AmLaw 100 firms.

The goals of the founding partners were, and continue to be, helping clients derive value from CDF attorneys’ big law experience, creating an entrepreneurial context for legal counsel, and nurturing client-attorney relationships fueled by flexibility, efficiency, responsiveness and creativity.

Today, CDF’s more than 30 labor, employment, and immigration attorneys practice collaboratively, from five offices across the state, on cases that have shaped labor and employment law in California. 

Counsel to California Employers
CDF attorneys were among the first to handle California wage and hour class actions, and one of the few to take a class action to trial.  We played a formative role in representing employers in the Northern California grocery workers’ strike, and built a deep trial-bench during decades of defending litigation challenges in courtrooms across the state. CDF leverages these and other achievements in the frequent educational seminars we offer to clients seeking to strategically pair defensive strength with risk prevention measures.

Being a California employer demands being prepared for the unexpected and often the unprecedented. CDF attorneys counsel employers as a tight-knit group of dedicated, decisive, diverse and dynamic professionals in tune with labor, employment, and immigration concerns across the state.

Management

Marie DiSante
Firm Managing Partner

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Irvine in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 2 lawyers

Contacts

Marie DiSante
Firm Managing Partner
(949) 622-1661

Firm Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Trade Secrets Law

Office Locations

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California

Irvine, CA

18300 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 800

Irvine, CA 92612

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(949) 622.1661

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Los Angeles, CA

707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 5150

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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(213) 612.6300

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Sacramento, CA

900 University Avenue, Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95825

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(916) 361.0991

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San Diego, CA

4510 Executive Drive, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92121

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(858) 646.0007

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San Francisco, CA

Transamerica Pyramid, Suite 440

600 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

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(415) 981.3233

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