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The Orange County Register Names CDF One of Orange County’s Top Workplaces for Third Year in a Row

IRVINE, Calif. -- Acclaimed California labor, employment and immigration defense law firm CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly announces it has been named one of the 2021 Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the 3rd consecutive year. The award rounds out a year of numerous accolades for CDF.

The firm was also recently named the smallest one of only 28 US-based law firms to earn a place on Bloomberg Law's inaugural "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Framework" list, was named a "Top-100 Social Impact Leader" by Law360, and CDF's California Labor & Employment Law Blog was ranked #7 on the list of the "Top 40 California Law Blogs & Websites" by Feedspot.

"Our employees are the basis of our continued success," said Marie DiSante, CDF Founding Partner and Firm Managing Partner. "We are honored that their feedback recognizes our decades of commitment to providing our employees with a diverse and inclusive culture where they can thrive. These very characteristics shined as our teams across California, from the staff to our attorneys, worked together during the pandemic to navigate through uncharted waters. They are the true recipients of this award."

The Orange County Register list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

Todd Wulffson, the Managing Partner of CDF's Orange County Office, said that "One of our priorities in 2022 is the same one we have had for over 25 years - to foster a workplace that attracts and retains the best talent to provide the best client service possible for California employers. It has always been our attorneys and staff at CDF that make us great."

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF Labor Law LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment and immigration law firms in California, defending employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. The firm has five offices throughout California - in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit: www.CDFLaborLaw.com and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers. For access to timely alerts on the latest California labor and employment law developments, sign-up for the firm's blog by visiting: https://www.callaborlaw.com/.

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CDF’s California Labor and Employment Law Blog Listed 7th on Feedspot’s ‘Top 40 California Law Blogs and Websites’

IRVINE, Calif. -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF), a California-based labor, employment and business immigration defense law firm, proudly announces its California Labor & Employment Law Blog ("blog") has been ranked 7th on Feedspot's recent list of the "Top 40 California Law Blogs and Websites." CDF's blog (www.CalLaborLaw.com) is an online web journal that allows our subscribers to access the most current information on the full spectrum of California-related labor and employment topics, as well as practical solutions for compliance.

CDF is not new to the blogosphere. The firm's California Labor & Employment Law Blog has been operational since 2005 and is being read by over six thousand subscribers. CDF's blog just doesn't cover the law, it takes the guesswork out of the often complicated legal developments and provides our subscribers with a succinct review of how changes to California labor and employment laws impact their workplace and offers suggestions for compliance.

"Amidst the constant fluctuations in California employment law, CDF's Blog Editorial Board communicates the most relevant news and trends for business owners, human resources professionals and in-house counsel on the latest developments in labor and employment law, as well as analysis and commentary regarding best practices," said Editor in Chief of CDF's blog, Mark S. Spring. "Our blog posts have proven especially helpful during this period of unprecedented challenges spurred by the constantly evolving laws, regulations and local ordinances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are designed to provide employers with the insight they can leverage immediately."

CDF's Blog Editorial Board closely monitors, tracks and reports on legislative and judicial developments, court decisions, administrative agency opinions and new or revised requirements or regulations, as well as other topics of interest for those responsible for managing a workforce in California and for resolving the problems that often arise in the context of the employer-employee relationship, including such topics as Arbitration Agreements, COVID-19, Class Actions, Court Decisions, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation, Employee Hiring, Discipline & Termination, Employee Leaves, Immigration, Internal Investigations, New Laws & Legislation, Non-Compete and Trade Secrets, Cal/OSHA Issues, Personnel Policies and Procedures, Union-Management Relations, Wage & Hour Issues, Workplace Privacy and more.

Feedspot's methodology for its ranking included reviewing post frequency, relevancy, web traffic, social media followers, age of blog, domain authority, to name a few.

CDF's collective intelligence from our dedicated team of employment law attorneys is just one click away on our award-winning blog.

Look to http://www.callaborlaw.com/ for more in-depth coverage of California's legal employment law landscape.

To subscribe to CDF's blog click here or visit https://www.cdflaborlaw.com/tools/announcements.

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF Labor Law LLP has distinguished itself as a powerhouse in labor and employment law in California, defending employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. Through decades of dedicated commitment to high-quality legal work and providing consistent and practical management solutions to our clients, CDF has earned a reputation as one of California's leading law firms. The firm has five offices throughout California - in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit: www.CDFLaborLaw.com and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers.

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CDF Labor Law LLP Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers in America© Awards

IRVINE, Calif. -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates seven partners who were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022 and four associates who were recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" for various employment-related practice areas from metropolitan areas throughout California. In addition, Founding Partner Tim Freudenberger was named by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in Class Actions - Defense, in Irvine, California for the third time.

Attorneys on the Best Lawyers list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in good standing.

According to Best Lawyers, recognition by "Ones to Watch" is also based entirely on peer review for attorneys who are in their earlier stages of their careers and have achieved outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Only one lawyer is recognized by Best Lawyers for "Lawyer of the Year" based on the highest overall peer-feedback in their specific practice area and geographic region.

CDF's 2022 Best Lawyers in America (in alphabetical order):

Marie D. DiSante (Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Irvine, CA). Marie co-founded CDF in 1994 and has helped grow the firm to five offices throughout California - supported by close to 45 attorneys. Marie continually positions her clients at the forefront of emerging and unprecedented class action litigation in the state, and her dual role as a California business owner and entrepreneur allows her to understand client workplace challenges firsthand.

Tim M. Freudenberger (Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Class Actions - Defense, Irvine, CA and Lawyer of the Year in Class Actions - Defense, Irvine, CA). Tim leads the firm's class action practice with a focus on wage and hour issues and PAGA actions. Tim helped shape class certification and trial principles in exemption cases with a successful California Supreme Court decision in the case of Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn., 59th Cal. 4th 1 (2014). He cemented this victory when he again defeated class certification after the case was remanded to the trial court, which was affirmed on appeal in a decision that discussed the weaknesses and unreliability of survey methodology in these types of exemption cases, Duran v. U.S. Bank, 19 Cal.App.5th 630 (2018). Tim was also named the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in Class Actions - Defense in Irvine, CA for the third time by Best Lawyers.

Brent M. Giddens (Litigation, Labor & Employment - Los Angeles, CA). Brent's practice focuses on defending employers in class actions, as well as individual actions, before California state and federal courts. His clients cover a wide variety of industries and include large national employers as well as small businesses. He has also served as lead defense counsel in numerous NLRB trial proceedings, organization drives, and has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Mark S. Spring (Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Sacramento, CA). Mark leads the firm's traditional labor law practice and his practice focuses on management representation in union-management relations and employment-related litigation. He has successfully battled and negotiated against a variety of unions, including Teamsters, UFCW, IBEW, Laborers, SEIU and Stationary Engineers. Additionally, he has a successful record representing elected officials, public figures, athletes and executives in sexual harassment lawsuits and other high-profile matters. In 2021, Mark was named by Best Lawyers as Sacramento "Lawyer of the Year" in the Employment Law - Management category.

Leigh A. White (Class Actions - Defense, Irvine, CA). Leigh focuses her practice on complex litigation and dispute resolution, ranging from workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour class actions. With over 25 years defending California employers, she has a proven record of defeating class certification, obtaining favorable settlements, and representing employers at high-stakes trials. She partners with clients in developing business goals and strategies and works closely with employer human resources departments to navigate multifaceted employment law issues in California. In 2020, Leigh was named by Best Lawyers as Orange County "Lawyer of the Year" in Class Actions - Defense category.

Joel M. Van Parys (Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Sacramento, CA). Joel represents management in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. This includes litigation defense of claims for wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, employee misclassification, with an emphasis on independent contractor claims and Unfair Competition.

Nicole A. Legrottaglie (Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Sacramento, CA). Nicole's practice focuses on defending a broad range of employment claims, including class actions and single plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour litigation. Additionally, Legrottaglie has significant experience in traditional labor law.

CDF's 2022 Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" (in alphabetical order):

Allison O. Chua (Litigation - Labor and Employment, Los Angeles, CA). Allison represents and advises employers in all areas of labor and employment law. In particular, she has extensive experience defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Allison also has experience litigating cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Brian E. Cole II (Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Irvine, CA). Brian has extensive experience with employment litigation involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations. He also has experience in defending companies of all sizes against class and PAGA actions.

Cody T. Stroman (Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, San Francisco, CA). Cody's practice focuses on representing employers in class, collective, and representative actions. In addition to Cody's litigation practice, he advises clients on ways to proactively avoid litigation and comply with California's complex employment laws.

Alessandra C. Whipple (Labor and Employment Law - Management, Irvine, CA). Alessandra is experienced in advising and defending various employment disputes involving claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, and whistleblower claims. Her practice includes providing significant pragmatic day-to-day advice and counseling to companies on how to navigate California's ever-changing labor and employment law landscape.

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF Labor Law LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment and immigration law firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. The firm has five offices throughout California - in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit: http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/ and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers. For access to timely alerts on the latest California labor and employment law developments, sign-up for the firm's blog by visiting: http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/.

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Families Facing Food Insecurity Receive Over 27,000 Meals From Employees at CDF Labor Law

IRVINE, Calif. -- The stories are endless of jobs suddenly gone forever and families struggling to get by. As cities across the nation continue to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) got busy partnering with food banks and programs aimed to get food into the hands of hungry communities.

"There isn't anyone in our five offices who hasn't seen neighbors, friends and family's jobs disappear because of the pandemic, it's heartbreaking," says longtime employee Dorothy Rausa at CDF. "I know I speak on behalf of other employees at the firm when I say how appreciative I am of the firm's stalwart efforts in the communities in which we work and live to help those in dire need."

She adds, "My co-workers were eager to give, plus with our firm's donation it made this project more important, I love that we take action to help others-not just during the holidays-but all year long."

CDF participated in the 5th annual Food from The Bar program, a campaign driven by the Orange County legal community which raises awareness and provides critically needed meals to food-insecure children, families and seniors in Orange County. Though not the largest law firm, CDF alone, through employee donations and firm sponsorship, raised over $9,000, providing 27,000+ meals to those in need.

Hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, which ran this year's program between June 1, 2021 - July 2, 2021, the legal community raised a record-breaking $117,661.38 which equates to 352,984 meals.

According to Firm Managing Partner, Marie DiSante, the mobilization of employees from all of its five offices throughout California was inspiring "It was an amazing outpouring of generosity. We may not be as large as other firms, but our employees have huge hearts. I couldn't be prouder," she says.

"I don't think anyone could have predicted how desperate the food need is this year," said Megan Hunker, Donor Relations Associate at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. "CDF's continued support, especially during a year like this has made a significant impact for Orange County children, families and seniors," she adds.

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor and immigration firms in California, defending, advising and counseling 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 on legal compliance. CDF is ranked highly for its hiring and promotion of women and minorities and is committed to supporting the communities in which they work and live.

Its blog, https://www.callaborlaw.com/ has over 5,000 subscribers who seek the up-to-the-minute alerts on what California employers need to know about the state's ever-changing maze of laws and regulations.

For more information, visit: https://www.cdflaborlaw.com/.

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Santa Ana High School Students Get Mentorship Boost from CDF Labor Law for 10th year

IRVINE, Calif. -- Two high school juniors, from low to moderate income families in Santa Ana are about to get a significant boost to their career path from CDF Labor Law LLP, a California-based labor, employment, and immigration law firm who will sponsor them for an eight-week, paid internship. This is CDF's 10th year participating in Project SELF mentoring program of at-risk youth.

Project SELF was established in 1995 by the Project Youth, Orange County Bar Foundation and the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators with the goal to offer at-risk high school juniors, from low to moderate income families in Santa Ana, the opportunity to complete an internship at a law firm or law-related business. Project SELF works to reduce the risk of juvenile delinquency by providing youth with positive alternatives for spending their summers, access to professional and career environments they would not otherwise be exposed to, and the support of positive adult mentors.

"CDF has seen the positive impact Project SELF has on our local youth and we are proud to continue to provide high school students with mentorship and professional development opportunities." said Firm Managing Partner, Marie DiSante.

"We are thankful for CDF's continued partnership and support over the years," said Nancy Garcia, Associate Director at the Project Youth OCBF. Law firms like CDF help shape the future of our local youth by participating in this life-changing Program."

Learn more about Project Youth at: https://projectyouthocbf.org/

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF Labor Law LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment, and business immigration law firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. At CDF, diversity, equity and inclusion have been the bedrock of the firm since its inception. Our recruitment and retention programs are aimed at increasing diversity within our firm and in the legal profession.

For more information, visit: https://www.cdflaborlaw.com/

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