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Carter L. Norfleet

Carter Norfleet is an associate in the firm’s Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He regularly defends employers in high-stakes wage and hour class action and single-plaintiff matters in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He has extensive experience in cases involving wage and hour issues, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

Carter also maintains a robust advice and counsel practice, including negotiating and drafting employment agreements, confidentiality and severance agreements, employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, independent contractor agreements, standalone employment policies, and conducting due diligence during the course of mergers and acquisitions. His deep litigation experience allows Carter to effectively identify potential problem areas for clients and offer practical, business-oriented advice and solutions.

Carter also advises companies across different industries on issues at the intersection of employment law and intellectual property law.

Prior to joining the firm, Carter was an associate at a U.S. based law firm that focuses on labor and employment litigation. There he managed a heavy and diverse caseload as second chair including wage and hour/class action and PAGA matters, wrongful termination, joint employer, misclassification, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and hiring and performance management litigation matters. Carter independently handled DLSE/DIR/DFEH/EEOC matters from inception through hearing, including examining witnesses. He also independently handled EDD audit and appeals.

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Labor and Employment Law-Management, 2024
  • The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in California
  • National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow 2020
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