Anaheim, CA

Wood Smith Henning & Berman is pleased to announce that Northern California partner, Carla Braunstein, will be presenting at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar set to take place on May 15-17 at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California. The annual conference hosted by West Coast Casualty celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year and is sure to be a not-to-miss event.

Carla will be joined by colleagues Courtney Winzeler, Sheila Totorp, and Colleen Dougherty in a presentation entitled "DEI Initiatives for Small to Mid-Size Companies." This insightful presentation delves into the critical importance of implementing DEI programs tailored specifically for organizations of this scale. Participants will gain insight into the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. From understanding the business case for diversity to practical strategies for implementation, this panel equips attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to guide meaningful change within their organizations.

"I am excited for this opportunity to share my knowledge with fellow industry professionals," commented Carla. "In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, diversity, equity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords- they are foundational principles that can drive innovation, foster employee engagement, and ultimately propel organizational growth."

About Carla

Carla Braunstein is a seasoned litigator with a passion for fighting for her clients. With a focus on construction defects, catastrophic injuries, professional liability, and employment practices, Carla has represented major California developers and general contractors in complex and large-scale construction projects, as well as residential developments.
She's also a skilled defender of individuals, professionals, businesses, and public entities against allegations of negligence, premises liability, products liability, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. And when it comes to transactional matters, Carla is well-versed in general business and real estate matters.

One of Carla's standout strengths is her vast experience in litigating cases involving the complexities and nuances affecting ride-share technology companies in California, including worker classification and driver regulations. And when it comes to cases involving allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and related claims, Carla is a fierce advocate for her clients. In addition, Carla frequently represents real estate brokers and insurance brokers in negligence, nondisclosure, and bad faith cases. She's also a trusted advisor to clients and insurance companies on insurance coverage-related issues.

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