Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Expands Firm Leadership

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), employment, labor, and business immigration law firm, announced the elevation of six outstanding attorneys across its five offices in California, including four new partners. OCBA members Ashley Halberda and Nancy “Niki” Lubrano were named as two of the firm's newest partners.

“CDF has a history of offering its clients a highly effective team of talented and experienced legal counsel," said Firm Managing Partner Marie DiSante. “As we look to the future, and we continue growing and expanding our leadership ranks, we are committed to providing the next generation of leaders with opportunities to drive client success. All of the attorneys elevated to Partner and Senior Counsel exemplify the characteristics CDF seeks in its leadership team and in those who advocate zealously for our clients every day.”

Ms. Halberda has many years of experience guiding employers through movements like “Me Too” and “Times Up” and lends expert advice to employers on how to protect themselves through such policy changes. Ashley has a special emphasis of her employment defense in the hospitality industry. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and received her law degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law.

Ms. Lubrano has extensive experience defending California employers against the full gamut of employment-related claims, including single plaintiff actions as well as high-stakes, complex wage and hour class actions. She is one of the few California litigators who has defended an employer in a Private Attorneys General Act trial. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton and her law degree from California Western School of Law.