Michael A. Carlin focuses on employment and commercial litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and breach of contract claims. Mr. Carlin also has experience in complex class action and private attorney general actions. He has briefed and argued appeals and writs in the California and Ninth Circuit courts of appeal. He typically represents large national and multinational companies.

Mr. Carlin has been involved in every stage of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour cases from pre-litigation counselling to trial and appeals.  He has obtained summary judgment in state and federal courts on behalf of employers in high stakes employment litigation and has represented clients in single plaintiff arbitrations as well.

Mr. Carlin has experience presenting continuing legal education seminars on issues ranging from “Me Too” discovery to strategic use of statutory offers to compromise.