Carla focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, as well as business litigation. She represents clients from a broad range of industries, including retail, hospitality, professional services, education, and food production and distribution.
In her litigation practice, Carla represents clients before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies in cases involving claims of wrongful discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, tortious interference, and breach of non-compete, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements. She also has experience litigating and mediating other commercial and business disputes.
In her employment counseling practice, Carla works with employers of all sizes, providing advice on a broad range of matters, including employment agreements, severance agreements, personnel policies, non-compete issues, and litigation avoidance strategies. She also conducts trainings on topics such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment and implicit bias, and has completed MCAD-certified courses on preventing workplace discrimination and harassment, and conducting internal investigations of discrimination complaints.
Carla also advises and represents clients in internal investigations as well as government investigations and enforcement actions. Her experience includes working with clients to mitigate the impact of investigations and enforcement actions by the United States Department of Labor, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Carla worked as an employment litigation associate for a Boston-based regional law firm, and as a business litigation associate for a national litigation firm. While in law school, Carla served as a judicial intern for then-Chief Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and worked as a summer law clerk at the United States Department of Labor, Boston Regional Solicitor’s Office.