Carla is bilingual and frequently serves as a neutral for the Spanish-speaking community.
A fulltime ADR professional known for her success in settling difficult, often precedent-setting cases, Carla Barboza has become the neutral of choice in disputes where the issues are unconventional and the parties are unyielding. Considered one of the country’s foremost experts in employment law, Carla has served as a neutral since 1998 and has resolved employment disputes of every possible variety. Carla is available independently as a mediator, arbitrator, investigator and special master. She is also a member of the AAA Labor and Employment Panel.
Carla began her legal career as a civil rights attorney and later moved on to the Los Angeles office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she gained a wealth of employment law and trial experience. In the early 1990s, she rose to prominence as a plaintiff’s attorney with the firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. She has more than 36 years of experience handling complex employment disputes and numerous appellate victories, many involving cases of first impression.