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Carolynn Beck

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Carolynn Beck

Carolynn operates a national practice representing companies in commercial litigation, employment litigation and employment counseling. She represents companies in a wide variety of industries including technology and life sciences.

She has developed particular experience in - and derives particular satisfaction from - counseling women and minority-led businesses. Her many litigation successes include her representation of a female reproductive health company in a breach of contract and tortious interference action against a household-name genetic testing company, which settled confidentially before trial. 

A leader in multiple bar organizations, Carolynn previously served on the Board of Governors of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the voice of more than 60,000 members of the Asian Pacific American legal community. The wife of a Navy SEAL, she co-chairs the NAPABA Military & Veteran’s Network, which spearheaded a NAPABA resolution supporting federal and state legislation to ease bar waiver rules for military spouses.  

Practice Focus

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Labor & Employment
  • IP Litigation


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Virginia (Associate Member)
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court


  • LL.M., Baylor University School of Law
  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Dual B.A., University of Washington


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (At-Large Board Member 2017-19
  • Women’s Leadership Network, Communications Subcommittee
  • Military & Veteran’s Network (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Military Spouse J.D. Network (Governance Committee, 2016-19)
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (Chair, Solo & Small Firm Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association (Legislative and Judicial Initiative Committee)

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Star, 2021-2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, California, 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Games of the Boom: Navigating the Dynamic Legal Landscape of the Video Game Business,” Media & The Law Seminar (May 2019)
  • Panelist, “David v. Goliath No More: How Small Firms & Boutiques Are Effectively Litigating Against Big Law,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference (May 2019)


  • Co-Author, “Tech Employers Be Ready: Understanding Changes to California’s Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Laws,” Business Law News Issue 4
  • Co-Author, “COVID-19 Has Disrupted the Legal Industry,” Business Law News Issue 3 2020
  • Author, “Professional Perspective: California’s Proposition 22,” Bloomberg Law 2021
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