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Carolyn Alifragis

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  Carolyn Alifragis
Practice Areas
Employment Law

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Carolyn Alifragis is Of Counsel to Gilchrist & Rutter. Ms. Alifragis' practice focuses on real estate litigation; construction litigation; business litigation, including corporate and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud claims, professional liability claims, and breach of contract claims; and employment litigation, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and complex class-action litigation. She has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, sports/entertainment, consumer/retail, computer/tech, restaurant and hospitality, oil/gas, and defense contractors/aerospace.


Negotiated a client-favorable settlement in a multi-party, multi-cross-action construction defect case involving multiple high-tech data centers.

Represented a global computer technology corporation in a nation-wide class action, including successfully opposing motion for class certification.

Won attorney fee award after securing a rare dismissal with prejudice at the demurrer stage in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty action; preserved decision on appeal with additional appellate sanctions award.

Represented a large entertainment ticketing agency in the defense of a securities related action, with a successful verdict at trial as well as a successful preservation of the verdict on appeal.

Prosecuted claims by corporate officers in multi-party litigation action arising from embezzlement and self-dealing.

Represented a defense contractor in successfully defending against a class-action with a purported class in excess of 35,000 putative class members, including successfully opposing a motion for class certification.


Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations, Listings and Memberships:

State Bar of California, Member
State Bar of Tennessee, Member
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediator


Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers "Rising Star," (2005-2007)


J.D. (2000), Harvard Law School

B.A. summa cum laude (1997), Fordham University

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society


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