Candace S. Bertoldi is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She has represented employers in state and federal courts in defending a broad range of labor and employment claims and complex litigation matters.
Ms. Bertoldi’s experience includes the defense of major state-wide wage and hour class action and collective action claims involving meal break, rest break, misclassification, overtime, expense reimbursement alternative workweek schedule and work-off-the-clock allegations, and the defense of multi-plaintiff claims involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower/retaliation.
She has extensive arbitration experience, including FINRA arbitrations. She also provides training and advice and counsel, including wage and hour audits, to employers to proactively avoid single plaintiff and class action litigation. Ms. Bertoldi has worked with national employers in various industries, including agriculture, retail, pharmaceutical, entertainment, healthcare, on-demand technology, aerospace, manufacturing/wholesaler, insurance, and financial.
Ms. Bertoldi is a leader in Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Group, Financial Services Practices Group, and Future Enterprises Group She is an active member of Seyfarth’s national Wage and Hour Practices Group, and editor of the California Wage and Hour Blog and Future Enterprises Blog.
Ms. Bertoldi also earned Seyfarth’s Pro Bono Team of the Year award in 2013 for her first-chair role in an arbitration that overturned a seven-figure judgment, and entered an award in favor of our client on its cross claims and attorneys’ fees. Ms. Bertoldi also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable James S. Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law (2007)
- Member, Hastings Women’s Law Journal (2005-2006)
- Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing & Research (2005-2006)
- Best Appellate Brief – 1L Moot Court Competition (2005)
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (2003)
- California State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
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