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Duwayne A. Carr

Associate

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9741
Fax: (310) 551-8499
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Duwayne Carr is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Labor and Employment Department, he focuses his practice on discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination cases in state and federal court.  Mr. Carr’s practice also includes the defense of wage-and-hour class and single-plaintiff actions under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In wage-and-hour matters, he has represented employers before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
 
Mr. Carr has experience in discovery, law and motion, and settlement negotiation.  He has represented employers across various industries, including education, food-service, retail, technology, and transportation.  
 
Mr. Carr also engages in pro bono legal work.  He assisted in the representation of a teenager from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States; he drafted the Outside Employment Policy for an educational center that provides therapeutic services to autistic children; and he has provided pro bono assistance to Project Homelessness Connect in San Francisco.
 
While in law school, Mr. Carr served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable S. James Otero of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Before law school, Mr. Carr taught Spanish at his former high school in Jamaica for four years, and headed the Spanish Department for most of his tenure.

 

Duwayne Carr is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Labor and Employment Department, he focuses his practice on discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination cases in state and federal court.  Mr. Carr’s practice also includes the defense of wage-and-hour class and single-plaintiff actions under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In wage-and-hour matters, he has represented employers before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
 
Mr. Carr has experience in discovery, law and motion, and settlement negotiation.  He has represented employers across various industries, including education, food-service, retail, technology, and transportation.  
 
Mr. Carr also engages in pro bono legal work.  He assisted in the representation of a teenager from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States; he drafted the Outside Employment Policy for an educational center that provides therapeutic services to autistic children; and he has provided pro bono assistance to Project Homelessness Connect in San Francisco.
 
While in law school, Mr. Carr served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable S. James Otero of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Before law school, Mr. Carr taught Spanish at his former high school in Jamaica for four years, and headed the Spanish Department for most of his tenure.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (2014)
    National Black Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief (2013 - 2014)
    Research Assistant to Arbitration Law Professor, Katherine Stone (2013)
    Western Region Black Law Students Association, Southern Sub-Regional Director (2012 - 2013)
    Black Law Students Association, Academic Co-Chair (2012 - 2013)
    Member of Black Law Students Association’s Mock Trial Team and competed at the national level of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (2011 - 2012)

  • M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary (2009)

  • B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamacia (2001)
    First Class Honors

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
     

Publications

  • Co-Author, "SF 'Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights' Enacted — Likely Employer Impact," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 10, 2014)