Carlos Becerra is a skilled and accomplished litigator, trial attorney, and strategic advisor who maintains a robust practice tailored toward his clients’ complex business, intellectual property, and employment-related needs. He aggressively litigates matters for a broad range of clients in state and federal courts. With more than a decade of litigation practice, Carlos has proven himself in courtrooms and boardrooms across California and around the country.
I focus my practice on high-stakes business disputes involving executive mobility, breach of fiduciary duty, labor and employment, intellectual property, and business divorce-related issues, across many industries including healthcare, entertainment, and financial services. I also work with hedge funds and private equity firms, providing them with advice on regulatory market, litigation developments, and divisive operational support for key assets.
I litigate and defend cases and class actions in connection with contracts, trade secrets, non-competes, unfair competition law, discrimination allegations, and wage and hour issues involving misclassifications and independent contractors. Clients trust my novel approaches toward early and efficient dispute resolution, which have eliminated the distraction and expense of continued litigation.
In addition to my significant litigation experience, I am a trusted advisor for my clients, tackling and resolving their toughest problems through creative solutions that help them avoid or limit lawsuit exposure and put them in the best position to meet their goals.
My business influence and achievements across many spectrums (as a residential real estate developer, former private equity executive, entrepreneur, healthcare business leader, and philanthropic leader) have made me one of California's go-to lawyers.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, Carlos was in private practice, including at three other AmLaw 200 firms. Carlos also worked in the private equity area as a corporate development director. In addition, he served as the executive director of Freedom Is Not Free, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aids wounded troops and their families.
The below representative experience includes representations from prior firms.
Carlos has been a featured speaker on healthcare, employee mobility, California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters at the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association and various business associations and chambers of commerce.
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D., George Moscone Merit Scholar
University of California, San Diego, B.S.
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