Botterud Mediation

Summary of Carl Botterud's Professional Experience

Legal Practice: 

  • Admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of California since 1992
  • Represented clients at trial and appellate levels
  • Served as counsel in numerous trials and mediations
  • Primary practice has been in labor and employment law, higher education, wage hour, discrimination, workplace harassment, disability discrimination and civil rights matters 
  • Served as general counsel for Occidental College '10-13
  • Extern law clerk to Hon. Judge Harry Pregerson, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1992).

Faculty Appointments

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier Law School ‘93-94
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Whittier Law School ‘92-‘93 and ‘94-’00
  • Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, Whittier College ‘98 

Business Management

  • Engaged for a decade in the health and fitness industry serving in management and consultant roles in both private and not for profit markets
  • Responsibilities included operations, marketing, sales, budgeting, and delivery of customer service in multiple facilities
  • Experience managing and training over 300 employees
  • Worked with developers and operators nationwide to create profitable operations to serve the community and to improve profitability and service in existing operations.  

Leadership and Community Engagement

  • Executive Committee Member, California State Bar Labor & Employment Section (2016 to present)
  • Board of Trustees, Occidental College ‘04 to ‘10
  • National Chair of the Annual Fund, Occidental College ‘02 to ‘09
  • Board of Trustees, the Waverly School, ‘06 to ‘08
  • Board of Managers, Pasadena YMCA ‘02-’06
  • Legal Services to the Poor Committee of the L.A. County Bar,  (vice chair ‘93-‘94, co-chair ‘94-‘95, chair ‘95-‘96)
  • Board of Directors, National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works) ‘90-‘93 (vice-president ‘90-‘91, president ‘91-‘92)

Mediation and Investigation Training

  • Association of Workplace Investigators Annual Conference (2016)
  • The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program (2016)
  • T9 Mastered Training for Campus Investigators (2016)
  • Association of Title IX Investigators (ATIXA) Civil Rights/Title IX Investigator Levels I & II (2015)
  • SCMA/AIM Annual Program, Advanced Track Mediator Training, Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2015)
  •  Association of Workplace Investigators Annual Conference (2015)
  • SCMA/AIM Annual Program, Advanced Track Mediator Training, Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2014)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators Annual Conference (2014)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators National Institute (2014)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators Annual Conference (2013)
  • Annual Summer Program, Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2009)
  • Annual Summer Program, Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2008)
  • "The Masterful Employment Law Mediation" Southern California Mediation Association (2007) "Improvisational Mediation" Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2007)
  • “Mediating the Litigated Case” (40 hour training) Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2006)  

 Organizations 

  • Executive Committee member, California State Bar, Labor and Employment Section (2016 to present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Labor and Employment Section 
  • Association of Workplace Investigators 
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys  
  • Southern California Mediation Association

Presentations

  • "Cutting Edge Disability Law - Accommodating an Aging Workforce" - California State Bar Labor & Employment Section Annual Meeting, July 14, 2017 (moderator)
  •  "Legal Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know" - Thai Community Development Center, Small Business Program, March 4, 2017
  • Southern California Mediation Association Advanced Track Training with the American Institute for Mediation, November 5, 2016. (presenter)