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
    • Presenter: SCMA/AIM Annual Program, Advanced Track Mediator Training, Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University (2016)
    • 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 
    • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Section
    • Los Angeles County Bar, Labor and Employment Section 
    • Association of Workplace Investigators 
    • National Association of College and University Attorneys  
    • Southern California Mediation Association
    • California Employment Lawyers Association