Carolina Garcia

Managing Associate

Silicon Valley

Carolina draws from her substantial case management experience to identify a practical and efficient path forward for her clients. 

Carolina has experience litigating cases on behalf of innovative technology, biotechnology, and retail companies. She has defended employers in single-plaintiff, class, and PAGA actions involving claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, pay equity, wrongful termination, FMLA, and wage and hour violations. In addition, she advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, including hiring practices, terminations, and other pre-litigation matters. Carolina has trial experience and practices before state and federal courts, and in arbitration.

Carolina has been recognized for her extraordinary ability to familiarize herself quickly and deeply with her client's business and apply her learnings to the matter at hand. Notably, she was a vital member of an Orrick employment team that recently obtained a complete victory on behalf of an American multinational computer technology corporation in an arbitration matter that alleged various harassment and discrimination claims. Upon being notified of the victory, the client responded with specific appreciation for Carolina for learning the ins and outs of the client's business model and financial performance. Carolina has also been a key member of Orrick employment teams that have obtained multiple summary judgments on behalf of employers in lawsuits alleging pay equity and harassment claims.

When her practice focuses primarily on the representation of large corporate clients, Carolina also devotes a portion of her practice to representing low-income individuals and to providing pro bono employment counseling and training services to nonprofit organization. She is part of Orrick's Silicon Valley Diversity Committee and is one of the firm-wide facilitators for Orrick's Latinx Affinity Group.

Before joining Orrick, Carolina served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathanael M. Cousins in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.