Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger
900 University Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 361-0991
Fax: (916) 361-0991
Mark S. Spring has over 25 years of experience handling labor and employment law matters throughout Northern California. Spring’s practice is focused on representation of management in union-management relations and handling litigation triggered by all types of employment related disputes. He practices out of our Sacramento and San Francisco offices.
Spring has a successful record of dealings with union locals from the Teamsters, UFCW, IBEW, Laborers, SEIU and Stationary Engineers. He negotiates union contracts, handles ULP charges, resolves grievances, represents clients at grievance arbitrations, and manages secondary picketing issues and other strike related litigation and matters. In addition, Spring assists non-union employers with union avoidance efforts, and counsels employers during union campaigns.
Spring’s reputation for litigation excellence is built upon an impressive record as lead trial counsel in high-stakes employment litigation in both federal and state court. In addition to his courtroom and trial work, he regularly represents California employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and employee safety issues in administrative matters and hearings before the NLRB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, Cal-OSHA, CUIAB and other state and federal agencies.
Spring maintains a significant litigation prevention practice, advising national and regional clients on adopting employment policies to comply with California law. Spring has also represented public figures, elected officials, executives and athletes in high-profile sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations.
Spring is a member of the American Employment Law Council (AELC), a national invitation-only group of senior, management side employment attorneys. He is the Northern California representative for the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) a group comprised of rigidly selected top wage and hour litigators from across the country.
Spring loves to teach. He is an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches an undergraduate course in recreation law each semester. Spring is also a frequent speaker to employment-related groups and associations on a variety of labor and employment law issues and is in charge of our firm’s monthly webinar series.
In his off-the-clock hours, Spring enjoys playing golf and white water rafting. Spring keeps his competitive juices flowing outside of work as well. He has served many years as a high school basketball and lacrosse coach. He currently is an assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Folsom High School.
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP:
For over 20 years, CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor and immigration firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. We cover the State, with five locations from Sacramento to San Diego. At CDF, protecting your business in employment, labor and immigration matters is the firm’s top priority.
The attorneys of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP counsel employers on that sole challenge — maintaining productive and rewarding workplaces that keep companies competitive.
Our niche is California labor, employment and immigration law, in its entirety, and we’re one of the few boutique firms with a California-wide presence. We represent, advise and counsel national and regional employers with California employees and workforces, as well as California-based startups, midsize ventures, and privately and publicly held companies and Fortune 500 corporations.
CDF was founded in 1994 in Orange County by several labor and employment attorneys practicing at leading AmLaw 100 firms.
The goals of the founding partners were, and continue to be, helping clients derive value from CDF attorneys’ big law experience, creating an entrepreneurial context for legal counsel, and nurturing client-attorney relationships fueled by flexibility, efficiency, responsiveness and creativity.
Today, CDF has over 40 labor, employment, and immigration attorneys practicing collaboratively, from five offices across the state, on cases that have shaped labor and employment law in California.
CDF attorneys were among the first to handle California wage and hour class actions, and one of the few to take a class action to trial. We played a formative role in representing employers in the Northern California grocery workers’ strike, and built a deep trial-bench during decades of defending litigation challenges in courtrooms across the state. CDF leverages these and other achievements in the frequent educational webinars we offer to clients seeking to strategically pair defensive strength with risk prevention measures.
Being a California employer demands being prepared for the unexpected and often the unprecedented. CDF attorneys counsel employers as a tight-knit group of dedicated, decisive, diverse and dynamic professionals in tune with labor, employment, and immigration concerns across the state.