Carrie represents corporate employers across various industries in class action and other complex employment litigation matters nationwide. She has broad experience defending wage-and-hour class actions and handling significant employment discrimination, harassment and whistleblower claims throughout the country.
Carrie’s wage-and-hour class and collective actions have involved claims for misclassification, rounding, off-the-clock work, donning and doffing, failure to properly use the regular rate when paying overtime and other pay types, meal and rest-break violations, and failure to reimburse expenses, as well as derivative claims for waiting time, wage statement and PAGA penalties.
Carrie also has extensive experience litigating with the EEOC, including successfully trying multi-party EEOC cases before juries in Florida, Missouri and Washington. She has litigated with the EEOC on behalf of corporate employers in a variety of other jurisdictions across the country, and written and lectured on different aspects of EEOC litigation and administrative processes.
Drawing on her more than 20 years of litigation experience, Carrie also works closely with corporate counsel, human resources executives, and business leaders to develop and implement practical and effective strategies for avoiding costly errors in their wage-and-hour and other employment practices. Multi-state employers often turn to Carrie for strategic advice and partnership on navigating the ever-evolving myriad of federal, state and local employment laws.
Carrie is a member of Shook’s executive committee and one of Shook’s lateral hiring partners.
Publications and Presentations
California Dreaming: National Employment Trends From the West Coast, Update of the Law CLE webinar (June 8, 2023).
ACC NCR Navigating The New Normal: Legal Considerations For Businesses in the Endemic Era, Association for Corporate Counsel North Carolina Webinar (September 22, 2022).
COVID-19: Litigation Trends, Employer Vaccine Mandates, and Legislative Activity Surge, American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) and Shook, Hardy & Bacon webinar, December 2021, (with Kristen Page, Cary Silverman and Paul Williams).
The Dynamic Wage Hour Landscape: The California Employment Litigation and Policy Environment, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Teleconference CLE (June 30, 2017).
Employment Law Trends, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2017 (with Bill Martucci and Kristen Page).
Co-Author, Country Question and Answer Chapters: USA, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Employment and Labour Law 2012 (Global Legal Group Ltd, London).
Co-Author, Country Question and Answer Chapters: USA, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Employment and Labour Law 2011 (Global Legal Group Ltd, London).
Co-author, Litigating With the EEOC: Examining its Obligation to Conciliate in Good Faith, Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Spring 2007.
Co-author, Wrongful Discharge and the Employment-At-Will Doctrine, Missouri Employment Law and Practice, 2005.
Co-author, Is Overqualified a Pretext for Age Discrimination?, National Law Journal, September 2004.
BIZLIT TODAY | California Dreaming, American Lawyer Media, May 31, 2023.