CDF Labor Law LLP


Headquarters: Irvine, California

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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For over 25 years, CDF Labor Law (CDF) has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor and immigration firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. We cover the State, with office locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

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


The attorneys of CDF 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 45 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.

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Firm Managing Partner
Contacts
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Marie DiSante
Firm Managing Partner
(949) 622-1661

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

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The Impact of Duran on the Certification Process in Wage and Hour Class Actions


by Tim Freudenberger and Nancy Lubrano

In May 2014, class action defense attorney Tim Freudenberger from Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, obtained a very favorable decision from the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn., 59 Cal. 4th 1 (2014).

Wage and Hour Class Actions

Sit or Stand Is the Question for California Employers


Sit or Stand Is the Question for California Employers

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Timothy M.

Freudenberger

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